Jul 20

Lucie Horsch – Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos (2016)
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Lucie Horsch is a brilliant young recorder virtuoso from Amsterdam. Still only 17, she began playing the recorder aged 5 winning numerous prizes and representing the Netherlands at Eurovision 2014 Young Musician of the Year in Cologne. In 2016 she was awarded the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award presented to her by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

For her debut DECCA album Lucie has chosen to record an all Vivaldi programme: I love the music of Vivaldi she writes, its rhythmical, light, energetic and the slow movements are utterly beautiful.

Four famous concertos including La notte and La tempesta di mare are recorded alongside transcriptions of some of Vivaldis best-loved melodies, including Cum Dederit from the Nisi Dominus and the aria Vedro con mio diletto from the opera Giustino.

A bonus is the first movement of Spring from The Four Seasons transcribed in 1775 by Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Lucie is joined by the hand-picked Amsterdam Vivaldi Players led by Candida Thompson and including Gregor Horsch, Lucies father and principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Lucie already tours extensively throughout Europe, including appearances at Janine Jansens International chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, as well as making her debut in Canada with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. She will perform a series of concerts to launch the album in the Netherlands in Fall 2016.


01-03. Flautino Concerto in C Major, RV 443
04-06. Concerto in C Minor for Recorder & Strings, RV 441
07. Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV 608 – ‘Cum dederit’
08-11. Concerto for Flute and Strings in G minor, Op.10, No.2, RV 439 ‘La notte’
12. Concerto for 2 Mandolins, Strings and Continuo in G, RV 532 – II. Andante
13-15. Concerto for Flute and Strings in F, Op.10, No.1, RV 433 ‘La tempesta di mare’
16. Il Giustino, RV 717 – ‘Vedrò con mio diletto’
17. Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, RV 269 ‘La Primavera’ – I. Allegro


Lucie Horsch (recorder)
Amsterdam Vivaldi Players
Candida Thompson (conductor)