21 Sep 2006
La Serenissima — Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Tim Ashley [The Guardian, 20 September 2006]
You can have too much Vivaldi. For all his popularity, he is a trickier composer than might initially appear, astonishing in his melodic and harmonic facility, yet apt to seem samey when heard in quantity. An evening of his music can be cloying, but violinist and enthusiast Adrian Chandler, founder of the period band La Serenissima, has discovered ways of making Vivaldi riveting.