Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Awards:

Gramophone Awards 2016

Shortlisted - Baroque Instrumental

Gramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - October 2015

Building a Library

Also Recommended - September 2016

BBC Music Magazine

Concerto Choice

Label:

Avie

Catalogue No:

AV2344

Discs:

1

Release date:

25th Sept 2015

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0822252234428

Length:

73 minutes

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons


Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons

Bassoon Concerto, RV 501 in B flat major 'La notte'

Peter Wheelan (bassoon)

Bassoon Concerto, RV 496 in G minor

Peter Wheelan (bassoon)

Concerto For Violin In Tromba Marina, Strings & Continuo In G, RV 311

Concerto For Violin In Tromba Marina, Strings & Continuo In D, RV 221


Adrian Chandler (director/violin)

La Serenissima

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Adrian Chandler and his period-instrument ensemble La Serenissima celebrate their 21st anniversary with a vibrant and original recording of the most popular piece of classical music of all time, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Also included are virtuoso concertos for bassoon and the violin in tromba marina, an instrument used in Vivaldi’s day that Ade has had specially constructed for a selection of world-premiere recordings.

Adrian Chandler, who founded the period-instrument ensemble La Serenissima twenty-one years ago, has produced a dozen enlightening, acclaimed and award-winning albums for Avie. He has made world-premiere recordings of rediscovered works by Vivaldi and his 17th-century Italian contemporaries. He consistently applies a unique touch that combines erudition with approachability.

After many years of anticipation, Chandler turns his attention to the touchstone of Vivaldi's concerto output, The Four Seasons. As one has come to expect, he brings something unique to an interpretation brimming with vitality and originality. He has created his own, new edition based on the only surviving manuscript of these works.

Putting this most popular of classical works into context, Chandler rounds out the recording with Vivaldi concertos for bassoon, including the famous La Notte, and world-premiere recordings of two concertos for the violin in tromba marina, a hitherto obsolete instrument that was used during Vivaldi's lifetime, and that he has helped to recreate and bring back to life for 21st century music lovers.

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Spring in E Major, RV. 269

I. Allegro

II. Largo

III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Summer in G Minor, RV. 315

I. Allegro non molto – Allegro

II. Adagio – Presto

III. Presto

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Autumn in F Major, RV. 293

I. Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro assai/molto

II. Adagio molto

III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Winter in F Minor, RV. 297

I. Allegro non molto

II. Largo

III. Allegro – Lento – Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Bassoon, Strings & Continuo in B-Flat Major, RV. 501, "La Notte"

I. Largo – Andante molto

II. Presto: Fantasmi – Presto – Adagio

III. Adagio: Il Sonno

IV. Allegro: Sorge l’Aurora

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin 'in tromba marina', Strings & Continuo in D Major, RV. 221

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto 'per Maestro dè Morzin' for Bassoon, Strings & Continuo in G Minor, RV. 496

I. Allegro

II. Largo

III. Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin 'in tromba marina', Strings & Continuo in G Major, RV. 311

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Allegro

Gramophone Magazine

October 2015

“an intensely dramatic account that will add spice to what has for many listeners perhaps come to resemble a dreary domestic relationship…[all] are realised in vivid colours through the agency not of gimmicky extremes of tempo and overly percussive effects but through an intelligent, imaginative approach to bowing, articulation and ornamentation”

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