The box set represents the full range of Vivaldi recordings Christopher made with the AAM, and includes L'Estro Armonico Op.3, La Stravaganza
Op.4, and the violin concertos Opp. 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12; solo concertos
for flute (op. 10), oboe, bassoon, and cello; and various concerti
grossi. Also featured are the complete cello sonatas, along with the
cantatas "Amor, hai vinto" and "Nulla in mundo pax sincera", and sacred
vocal works Stabat Mater, Nisi Dominus and the enduringly popular Gloria.
The sleeve notes for this reissue include new pieces by Christopher on
'Vivaldi in Performance' and by Michael Talbot on 'The Importance of
Vivaldi'. The set carries the following dedication:
Dedicated to the memory of Peter Wadland, a figure unique in the glorious history of L’Oiseau Lyre, of which he was for many years artistic director, personally producing the majority of its recordings.