VIVALDI:  Concerto Op. 10 No. l, RV 433 La tempeste di mare.  Concerto Op. 10 No. 2, RV 439 La notte  Concerto in D, RV 429.  Concerto in G, RV 438.  Concerto in C Minor, RV 441.  Concerto in A Minor, RV 108.
Severino Gazzelloni, flute; I Musici (rec. 6/1968 & 9/1973)
PENTATONE PTC 5186 108 TT:  60:00 (4 channel)

This fine collection of Vivaldi flute concertos is superbly played by Severino Gazzelloni with I Musici - and the sound is outstanding in its natural quality, with the solo instrument perfectly placed among the strings. Recommended!

MOZART:  Horn Concertos KV. 386b, 495, 447 and 417.  Rondo in E Flat, KV 371.
Alan Civil, horn; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner, cond. (rec. 9/1971)
PENTATONE PTC 5186 105 TT:  59:35 (4 channel)

Famous horn virtuosos over the years have recorded these delectable concertos, and these performances by Alan Civil recorded more than three decades ago, are among the finest.  The improvement in sound on SACD is remarkable - never before have strings sounded as smooth as they do here. Recommended!