No cuts, no re-recording……..Concerto Köln documents the freedom in Vivaldi’s music with an uncompromisingly audiophile release.
“Something new every moment.” If we are to believe Shunske Sato, leader of Concerto Köln and soloist on this sparkling new release of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”, what is at the heart of this recording is the idea of freedom. Freedom, too, in more ways than one. True to the principles of historical performance practice, the ensemble delivers the vitality of spontaneous playing in Vivaldi’s music.
“The soloist's line is where many of the more obvious daring freedoms are to found. Take Autumn's opening Allegro where, as the imagined wine takes effect, Sato's violin gradually slips, slides, scratches and misses more of its intonational targets, although all with such deft airiness that it tickles rather than jars…this is a classy offering.”
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