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Electric Vivaldi - Four Seasons / Gregory T. S. Walker


Release Date: 03/14/2006 
Label:  Newport Classic   Catalog #: 85669   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiGeorge WalkerGregory T.S. Walker
Performer:  Gregory WalkerLori WalkerGeorge WalkerMarcelo Sanches
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Son of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker and African-American women’s music scholar Helen Walker-Hill, Gregory T. S. Walker is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Denver and concertmaster of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Since his debut performing with the Colorado Symphony on a borrowed Stradivarius in 1996, Walker has been featured on CRI, Orion, Leonarda, and Albany label recordings. An American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellowship recipient in 2000, his Dream N. The Hood for Rapper and Orchestra has been described by the Minneapolis Pioneer Press as An American Masterpiece. Walker’s creative range extends from his appearance in Guitar for the Practicing Musician to multimedia Read more performances featured at the Sonic Circuits International Festival. Electric Vivaldi will be the first recording of this work to feature an electronic violin. The Four Seasons contain musical illustrations of the composer's poems that lend themselves to the illustrative sound effects possible with electronic technology, and Walker's electronic interpretation at the Colorado Music Festival in 2002. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gregory Walker (Electric Violin), Lori Walker (Synthesizer), George Walker (Electric Violin),
Marcelo Sanches (Cello)
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  George Walker (Electric Violin), Lori Walker (Synthesizer), Marcelo Sanches (Cello)
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lori Walker (Synthesizer), George Walker (Electric Violin), Marcelo Sanches (Cello)
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  George Walker (Electric Violin), Lori Walker (Synthesizer), Marcelo Sanches (Cello)
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  George Walker (Electric Violin), Lori Walker (Synthesizer), Marcelo Sanches (Cello)
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
6.
Bad Rap by Gregory T.S. Walker
Performer:  George Walker (Electric Violin)
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
7.
Winter Remix (Lori's Theme) by Gregory T.S. Walker
Performer:  George Walker (Electric Violin)
Conductor:  Eric Bertoluzzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

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