What is your personal history with these Vivaldi cello sonatas?
These sonatas literally belong to my DNA like no other repertoire. My mother, who was a very good amateur pianist, played them with a cellist friend even before I was born.
Later on, when I started playing the cello, the scores were already around as part of the furniture and the melodies were already in my head.
Jean-Guihen Queyras. Photo © Yoshinori Mido