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Album of the Week

Classical WETA 90.9 FM showcases notable new (or newly reissued) albums each week. Hear selections from the album on-air throughout the week, and check online to learn more about the artist and the music. Our friends at ArkivMusic join in by putting that recording on sale for the entire week and contributing a portion of each sale to WETA.

November 11, 2019

Discovering the Classical String Trio | The Vivaldi Project

Discovering the Classical String Trio | The Vivaldi Project

MSR 1621

Our Album of the Week feature kicks off with a set of recordings by The Vivaldi Project, a DC-based period-instrument ensemble. They’ve been exploring eighteenth-century music written for string trio, and along the way, they’ve made some wonderful discoveries: works by composers we know, like Haydn and Boccherini, and forgotten ones, such as Campioni, Klausek, and Giardini.

These trios are quite enjoyable to listen to, in large part because of the vibrant and expressive playing of the three talented women of The Vivaldi Project. Throughout the week, we’re playing pieces from the first and second albums in their Discovering the Classical String Trio series, and we’ll keep an eye out for the release of their third and fourth volumes next year. 

For an in-depth look at these recordings, check out our Classical Conversations feature with the founder of The Vivaldi Project, Elizabeth Field. She's also the guest in Episode 7 of our Classical Breakdown podcast, "Reading between the notes -- making a score come alive."