Vivaldi Salmi a due cori

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

Tõnu Kaljuste  66’41” Carus 83.404


This was the favourite of the discs that accompanied our recent short holiday. Don’t worry about the modern orchestra: the whole proceedings are stylish, even if the soloists do detach their semiquavers a little too much. So many HIP groups overstress the vigour, vitality and attack that the effect can be almost like a caricature; the Estonians are a bit more relaxed – much easier to listen to, though not easy-listening in the Classic FM sense. One of the soprano soloists is particularly pleasing (I can’t work out if it is Kaia Urb or Vilve Hepner). A fine disc.