Antonio Vivaldi

L'Eleganza Capricciosa

Cappella dell'Ospedale della Pietà

Label: Ëvoe Music
Format: CD
Barcode: 5905279916074
Catalog number: EVOE 007
Releasedate: 08-11-19
- The new release from most succesfull Evoe label (see previous Orlinski's discs)
- This time Cappella dell'Ospedale della Pietà and its conductor/violinist Stefan Plewniak offer an engaging journey through Vivaldi's violin concertos.
- Great energy, technical virtuosism and a new perspective on Baroque characterize a gorgeously produced item
It is like rock and roll for a violinist to discover his music. So many different patterns within a definite form. So much passion in Vivaldi to push our instrument to its limits, as far as he could.

For me, this music expresses the joy, sun, excitement, vitality, passion, and all the feelings and experiences you encounter in Venice, including the light, different smells, colours of the sky and buildings, the sounds of the crowd, the special energy of the people.

Vivaldi’s music is strongly connected to the Carnival. Even if mainly operas were written for that period, the music business was strongly focussed on this, the most festive time of the year. I feel that instrumental music was no less affected by this Carnival energy than opera. 

Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà is a baroque orchestra based on the model of the famous Antonio Vivaldi orchestra in Venice in XVIII c. Cappella is created to celebrate the 300 years anniversary of the marvelous works by Antonio Vivaldi. Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà is no ordinary orchestra, but the only orchestra in the world comprising only young talented women. Based on the model of the famous Antonio Vivaldi orchestra which he founded at a shelter for orphaned girls in Venice. The prestigious orchestra was promoted and developed by Antonio Vivaldi – “Maestro di Violino e di Coro” himself. Vivaldi’s extraordinary compositions as well as the exceptional artistic level contributed to Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà fame throughout Europe as well as being recognized as one of the best orchestras worldwide. Cappella recorded fantastic CD with the NYC MET opera solist, as well as with Venice and Vienna soloists Miriam Albano and Natalia Kawalek. The CD – Carnevale di Venezia presents the best arias of Vivaldi’s operas. L’Eleganza capricciosa is a new Album which will be premiered in 2019. Stefan Plewniak initiated the revival of Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà in 2013.

Capella dell’ Ospedale della Pietà comprises young, passionate, international

musicians from Italy, Poland, Austria, France, specialized in playing on period instruments. Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà’s goal is to perform music by Antonio Vivaldi and Venetian masters. During the past years the orchestra has been invited to perform in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Poland. In the near future performances are planned in other European countries as well as the USA, China, Japan. Concerts by Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà are characterized by an unique atmosphere, high artistic level, a particular sound idiom and  incredible energy.

Stefan Plewniak is a polish violinist and a conductor, founder and a musical leader of the Cappella dell’Ospedale della Pietà Venezia & Il Giardino d’Amore orchestra in Vienna / Cracow. In 2016 he founded also The FeelHarmony Symphony Orchestra. He is also the founder of the exclusive CD label Ëvoe Records which received attention & recognition of international prestigious magazines and radio stations including „The Times”, „Opernglas”, „Diapason”, „Amadeus”, „American Record Guide”. As a conductor and violinist he gained reputation of „Paganini of the baroque violin”, „master of emotional chemistry”, „hurricane on stage”.