Vivaldi: Sonata no.5 in e minor RV 40
Jean Rondeau (harpsichord), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), and Renaud Guieu (cello) perform the Sonata no.5 in e minor by Antonio Vivaldi. Excerpt from the Barry Lyndon Tribute Concert, recorded live on 17 March at the Radio France Auditorium.
The Schubertian melancholy of the Trio for violin, cello and piano op.100 is echoed in Vivaldi's Sonata for cello in e minor, in the arrangement for string ensemble by Vincent d’Indy in the early 20th century. Of the four movements of this sonata, Stanley Kubrick only kept an extract of the second Largo, performed in a far-from-"baroque" fashion by the cellist Pierre Fournier. The infinite sadness expressed through the work reminds us yet again of Lady Lyndon: we hear for the first time the Largo upon the return of Barry and his wife by carriage after the wedding ceremony, hinting at their ill-fated union.
- Jean RondeauPerformer