Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

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Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Catalogue No:

HMC902061

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st Feb 2010

Barcode:

0794881942725

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CD

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Vivaldi - The Four Seasons


Rebel, J-F:

Les Élémens

Vivaldi:

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!

Rebel: Les Éléments - I. Le Chaos

Rebel: Les Éléments - II. Loure I

Rebel: Les Éléments - III. Chaconne

Rebel: Les Éléments - IV. Ramage

Rebel: Les Éléments - V. Rossignols

Rebel: Les Éléments - VI. Loure II - La Chasse

Rebel: Les Éléments - VII. Tambourins I & II

Rebel: Les Éléments - VIII. Sicilienne

Rebel: Les Éléments - IX. Rondeau

Rebel: Les Éléments - X. Caprice

Rebel: Les Éléments - XI. Chaconne (Reprise)

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 1. La Primavera: I. Allegro

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 1. La Primavera: II. Largo

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 1. La Primavera: III. Allegro

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 2. L'estate: I. Allegro Non Molto - Allegro

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 2. L'estate: II. Adagio - Presto - Adagio

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 2. L'estate: III. Presto

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 3. L'autunno: I. Allegro

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 3. L'autunno: II. Adagio Molto

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 3. L'autunno: III. Allegro

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 4. L'inverno: I. Allegro Non Molto

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 4. L'inverno: II. Largo

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni - 4. L'inverno: 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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