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George Speed Releases “Vivaldi Sonatas”

George Speed: Vivaldi SonatasGeorge Speed has been performing Vivaldi sonatas for several years, and now he’s released an album of them. The Oklahoma City Philharmonic principal bassist performs all six of the Italian baroque composer’s works for cello in arrangements for double bass and piano.

Speed has a clear, beautiful tone on the recordings, which also feature lush accompaniment by pianist Se-Hee Jin. The album is another testament to the beauty and versatility of the double bass.

Vivaldi Sonatas is available now on CD and digital download.

Vivaldi Sonatas Track List:

  1. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 1, RV 47 I. Largo
  2. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 1, RV 47 II. Allegro
  3. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 1, RV 47 III. Largo
  4. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 1, RV 47 IV. Allegro
  5. Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 14 No. 2, RV 41 I. Largo
  6. Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 14 No. 2, RV 41 II. Allegro
  7. Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 14 No. 2, RV 41 III. Largo
  8. Cello Sonata in F Major, Op. 14 No. 2, RV 41 IV. Allegro
  9. Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 14 No. 3, RV 43 I. Largo
  10. Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 14 No. 3, RV 43 II. Allegro
  11. Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 14 No. 3, RV 43 III. Largo
  12. Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 14 No. 3, RV 43 IV. Allegro
  13. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 4, RV 45 I. Largo
  14. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 4, RV 45 II. Allegro
  15. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 4, RV 45 III. Largo
  16. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 4, RV 45 IV. Allegro
  17. Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 14 No. 5, RV 40 I. Largo
  18. Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 14 No. 5, RV 40 II. Allegro
  19. Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 14 No. 5, RV 40 III. Largo
  20. Cello Sonata in E Minor, Op. 14 No. 5, RV 40 IV. Allegro
  21. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 6, RV 46 I. Largo
  22. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 6, RV 46 II. Allegro
  23. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 6, RV 46 III. Largo
  24. Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 14 No. 6, RV 46 IV. Allegro