Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

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Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

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1st Feb 2010




65 minutes


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Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Rebel, J-F:

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The Four Seasons



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Following the stage production in which the orchestra joined forces with a dancer. Encouraged by the outstanding success of these performances, the Akademie für Alte Musik was keen to rerecord the works in the studio. Although free from all choreographic intentions here, their interpretation was still profoundly influenced by this experience. This is the first time that the Akademie have recorded the The Four Seasons, due to its overexposure!

Jean-Féry Rebel: Les Eléments

I. Le Chaos

II. Loure I

III. Chaconne

IV. Ramage

V. Rossignols

VI. Loure II - la chasse

VII. Tambourins I & II

VIII. Sicilienne

IX. Rondeau

X. Caprice

Chaconne (reprise)

Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni

La primavera: I. Allegro

II. Largo

III. Allegro

L'estate: I. Allegro non molto - Allegro

II. Adagio - Presto - Adagio

Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 8, RV 315 - "L'estate", III. Presto

L’autunno, I. Allegro

II. Adagio molto

III. Allegro

L'inverno: I. Allegro non molto

II. Largo

III. Allegro

The Independent

31st January 2010

“Berlin's Akademie delivers an elegant performance with piquant avian effects.”

The Times

13th February 2010


“Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has been almost played into the ground, yet even the most jaded ears should perk up with this performance by Berlin’s crack period instrument troupe. There is plenty of thrust and character detail (storm, buzzing flies, barking dog), but nothing is pushed to excess.”

The Telegraph

14th March 2010

“Werner Güra is supremely intelligent and musically precise. His performance is always elegant and lucid”

BBC Music Magazine

May 2010


“A Four Seasons on autopilot from these period instrument players was never going to happen and the result is thrillingly visceral. Seiler hasn't set out merely to stand apart from the crowd...she and the Berliners have simply insisted on taking nothing for granted...the sheer flair of this new release dazzles as much as it delights.”

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