After the iconic 'Le Quattro Stagioni', the collection of 12 violin concertos Op. 3, 'L'Estro Armonico' is the most popular and well known of all of Vivaldi's works. It is vintage Vivaldi: lively, exuberant and brilliant allegros, spun-out cantilenas in Italian 'belcanto' style, and a general feel of Italian passion and good humor. Violinist Federico Guglielmo is one of Italy's foremost fiddlers, a pioneer of Early Music Performance Practice, a bon vivant understanding the secrets of Vivaldi's language like few others. Played from the New Vivaldi Edition as published by the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. A superb addition to the Vivaldi series (the complete Opus 1-12) by L'Arte dell'Arco, and Federico Guglielmo!