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Newly discovered Vivaldi works seem to be popping up everywhere from Edinburgh to California, and with such frequency that Naïve has issued a second volume only three years after the first. The most exciting finds here are two arias from the lost opera L’inganno trionfante in amore: the gently rocking ‘S’odo quel rio che mormora’ and the skipping ‘Langue il fior su l’arsa sponda’ both fetchingly sung by Ann Hallenberg. Instrumental discoveries include a previously misattributed violin concerto, RV 817, its faster movements all dash and flair, its Largo achingly lyrical; a flute concerto, ‘Il Gran Mogul’, RV 431a, known before only in a later, simplified version; and two early violin sonatas, recently unearthed in London. Modo Antiquo play with commendable verve; violinist Anton Steck is a mercurial soloist.

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