Piazzólla: Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons in Buenos Aires)

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The 12 Seasons

The 12 Seasons

Vivaldi - Piazzólla - Shor


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Shor:

Four Seasons of Manhattan

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons

played on viola


David Aaron Carpenter (viola & direction)

Salomé Chamber Orchestra

There is no shortage of recordings of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, but this one really is different.

First of all, it is played on the viola, not on the violin – by David Aaron Carpenter. He has been described by the German newspaper Die Welt as “a new star at the forefront of violists”, by the Helsinki Times as playing “like a young god” and by Gramophone as a player of “superlative assurance and magnetic conviction". When he made his debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in in 2007, the New York Times praised his “seductively rich sound … forceful interpretive personality and remarkable control of his instrument,” and his mentors have included such distinguished musical figures as Pinchas Zukerman, Yuri Bashmet and Christoph Eschenbach.

Secondly, Vivaldi’s Baroque concertos are placed in a new light, since they are programmed alongside far more recent works inspired by the cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), written between 1965 and 1970 by Argentina’s King of Tango, Astor Piazzola, and A Manhattan Four Seasons by the Ukrainian-American composer Alexey Shor, premiered in 2013. This CD represents the first time that the works by Vivaldi and Piazzola have been recorded in a version for viola.

Alexey Shor wrote his work – moody, mellow and immediately appealing – in his capacity as composer-in-residence with the Manhattan-based Salomé Chamber Orchestra, which David Aaron Carpenter founded with his violin-playing sister and brother, Lauren and Sean. The orchestra generally plays without a conductor and is therefore headless … hence its striking name, inspired by the biblical princess who demanded the decapitation of John the Baptist. It was founded by the Carpenter siblings in 2009 with the declared aim of achieving “a dynamic balance of novelty, tradition and hard work”. As Lauren Carpenter told the New York Times, “It’s great to try and change the face of what classical music concerts can be.”

David, who turns 30 this year, believes strongly in taking serious music to as wide an audience as possible. Talking to The Strad magazine in 2013, he said: “I’d just like to see classical musicians up there with the top celebrities. It’s frustrating to see the public lured by the latest pop sensation …” There is more to him than his extraordinary musical talent – he started as a violinist, but felt that “I couldn’t get the sounds I envisioned on the violin, and in the viola I found a whole new range of sonorities”: he also holds a degree in political science from Princeton, is a talented artist, a dynamic businessman and an enthusiastic fundraiser for charity.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons need no introduction. They sparked the imagination of Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), whose Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas is imbued with his characteristic maverick spirit and intoxicating dance rhythms. They are played here in an arrangement made by Leonid Desyatnikov – originally for violin with a string ensemble, but here transferred to viola.

When Alexey Shor wrote A Manhattan Four Seasons, he drew on the emotions evoked in him by the city’s weather, and it so happens that the only movement in a major key is ‘Spring’, which – rather than opening the work – brings it to an optimistic conclusion.

Warner Classics - 2564648695

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Piazzólla: Tangos and Dances

Piazzólla: Tangos and Dances


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

arr. José Bragato

La Muerte del Angel

Oblivion

arr. José Bragato

Chau Paris

Rio Sena (River Seine)

Windy

Adiós Nonino

Reunión Cumbre

Revolucionario

arr. José Bragato

Resurrección del Ángel

Libertango

Escualo

Chiquilin de Bachin

Zum


Macquarie Trio

These fiery works are brilliantly performed by the Macquarie Trio. This collection of tangos and other dances captures the universal theme of the tango: love, life and death.

All tracks are arranged by Quentin Grant unless specified

“The sharp lines of the piano trio medium suit Piazzolla's music as well as any and better than most...the textural severity keeps the emotion nicely balanced, avoiding over-sentimentality, while in fleeter numbers (or sections thereof) such as La muerte del angel, Revolucionario or Libertango the interplay of the piano and the two solo strings keeps the lines crisp...Good sound, too” Gramophone Magazine, December 2011

ABC Classics - ABC4764317

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Vivaldi & Piazzólla: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi & Piazzólla: The Four Seasons


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons


David Grimal (violin & direction)

Les Dissonances

For the past five years, David Grimal has organised a benefit concert for the homeless, and all proceeds from this disc will be donated to the association The Margéniaux. This programme is therefore chosen for a wider audience: the famous Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi, are associated with the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla.

An ambitious challenge for the young Aparte label, contributing to a cause dear to David Grimal's heart.

Aparté - AP011

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Jeunesses Musicales du Canada

Jeunesses Musicales du Canada

60 Years - Looking to the Future


Bach, J S:

Violin Sonata in G major, BWV1021

James Ehnes (violin), Luc Beauséjour (piano), Benoit Loiselle (cello)

Brahms:

Two songs for contralto with viola obbligato, Op. 91

Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Michael MacMahon (piano), Nicolò Eugelmi (viola)

Chopin:

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

André Laplante (piano)

Duparc:

Chanson triste

Jean-François Lapointe (baritone), Louise-Andre Baril (piano)

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Marianne Fiset (soprano)

Orchestre de la Francophonie, Jean-Pjilippe Tremblay

Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Gryphon Trio

Rachmaninov:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Nareh Arghamanyan (piano)

Salzedo, C:

Scintillation, Op. 31

Valérie Milot (harp)

Schubert:

Sonata (Sonatina) for violin & piano in D major, D384 (Op. posth. 137 No. 1)

Angèle Dubeau (violin), Anton Kuerti (piano)

Strauss, R:

Don Juan, Op. 20

Orchestre de la Francophonie, Jean-Pjilippe Tremblay

Verdi:

Elle ne m'aime pas! (from Don Carlos)

Joseph Rouleau (bass)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (from Rigoletto)

Louis Quilico (baritone)

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Vivaldi:

Concerto for 2 Flutes, Strings and Continuo in C, R533

Ensemble Caprice


This anniversary collection by Jeunesses Musicales marks 60 years of service to the young: 60 years of excellence. The compilation presents some of the best recordings made at ANALEKTA by artists who toured under the aegis of JMC or have been associated with the Montreal International Musical Competition, founded in 2002. Discover some of the great performers of the Canadian music scene.

Analekta - AN299278

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Leyendas - Works for solo guitar

Leyendas - Works for solo guitar


Albéniz:

Asturias (from Suite espanola, Op. 47)

Sevilla (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Falla:

Siete Canciones populares españolas

Manjon:

Aire vasco

Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Rodrigo:

Invocación y danza

Tárrega:

Recuerdos de la Alhambra


Thibaud Garcia (guitar)

A Frenchman with Spanish blood, 22-year-old guitarist Thibaut Garcia makes his Erato debut with Leyendas (Legends), an atmospheric recital of music by Spanish and Argentinian composers: Albéniz, Falla, Rodrigo, Tárrega (his famous, shimmering Recuerdos de la Alhambra), Manjón and Piazzolla. “I wanted to show the guitar in its full glory,” says Garcia. “These legendary works are so close to my heart because they are part of my life and my travels.”

“This is music which made me love the guitar and which also reminds me of my Spanish roots. It shows various facets of the instrument, from the more popular style of Piazzolla’s Estaciones Porteñas and Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas to the more classical, intimate and elegant world of Albéniz. I am a great fan of music from the early 20th century – it displays the full palette of colours that the guitar can offer.”

Making a guest appearance on the album is Erato cellist Edgar Moreau, who plays in the group of pieces by Falla. “This was the first time Edgar and I played together,” says Garcia. “It felt spontaneous, like two friends getting to know each other.”

“Garcia’s smooth, rich and sweet sound and impeccable virtuosity, in a spacey and warm acoustic, may not be a totally individual voice yet. But this [is] a delight for everyone, from the curious discovering the core Latin guitar repertoire, to collectors who want the best…this outstandingly played, well-balanced, well-thought selection is definitely up among them” BBC Music Magazine, January 2017 *****

Erato - 9029595463

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Vivaldi: Four Seasons & Piazzolla: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

Vivaldi: Four Seasons & Piazzolla: Four Seasons in Buenos Aires


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons


Liv Migdal (violin)

Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, Gabriel Adorján

Solo Musica - G0100034803683

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8 Seasons: Vivaldi & Piazzólla

8 Seasons: Vivaldi & Piazzólla

Live Recording


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons


Lavard Skou-Larsen (solo violin & conducto)

Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Coviello - COV91514

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Piazzólla: El Otro Astor

Piazzólla: El Otro Astor

Music For Guitar And Strings


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Tango Sensations (5) for bandoneón & string quartet

Nadio Marenco (accordion)

Concerto for Bandoneon, Guitar & Orchestra 'Hommage à Liege'

Nadio Marenco (accordion)

Tanti anni prima ('Ave Maria')


Alessio Nebiolo (guitar)

Quartett Orfeo

This fascinating disc contains lesser known music by Astor Piazzolla, in arrangements for guitar, (accordion) and string quartet, a formation with which Piazzolla himself performed many of his works.

The music, vintage Piazzolla, breathes the pulse of Buenos Aires, the bohemian atmosphere, the yearning, the joy, the passion and the ever present Tango melancholy. Included are The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, The Five Tango Sensations, the Concerto for Bandoneon, Guitar and Strings and the Ave Maria. Performed by virtuoso guitarist Alessio Nebiolo (winner of numerous International guitar Competitions), the QuartettOrfeo, and Nadio Marenco, accordion.

Booklet contains excellent liner notes and artist biographies.

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Vivaldi & Piazzolla: 8 Seasons

Vivaldi & Piazzolla: 8 Seasons


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons


Cecilia Ingénito-Neutsch (narrator), Yury Revich (violin)

Kurpfälzisches Kammerorchester, Johannes Schlaefli

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Hybrid Multi-channel

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons


Piazzólla:

Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas

Tianwa Yang (violin)

Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero

Standford:

FIRST SYMPHONY (The Seasons – An English Year)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons

Takako Nishizaki (violin)

Capella Istropolitana, Stephen Gunzenhauser

Concerto RV151 in G major for strings & basso continuo 'Alla rustica'

Takako Nishizaki (violin)

Capella Istropolitana, Stephen Gunzenhauser


Naxos Special Projects - 900270

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