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Vivaldi, Piazzolla: Seasons / Daniel Rowland, Stellenbosch University Camerata


Release Date: 08/31/2010 
Label:  Twopianists (Label)   Catalog #: 1039015   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiAstor Piazzolla
Performer:  Daniel Rowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[David Rowland's] Vivaldi Seasons are highly engaging, giving the score an improvisatory, organic quality, creating the impression of being both polished and delightfully messy at the same time. In the Piazzolla, Rowland takes this approach even further, and you feel transported to the cafe?s of Latin America, with his spicy, lyrical, and off-the-cuff playing style."

-- La Scena (Canada)

"Rowland and his players tackle [Piazzolla's Four Seasons] in a suitable frenzy of heat and colour, the quotations from Vivaldi peeking cheekily out from the potent mix of vibrant rhythms, complete with percussion, and the welter of glissandos and ponticello effects. "The Vivaldi, too, is vividly performed.
Read more In the fast movements, and they are fast, tuttis are clipped and dry."

-- Tim Homfray, The Strad [2/2011]

"Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is a perennial favourite and the playing in this version by English violinist Daniel Rowland and the Stellenbosch University Camerata is particularly spirited and heartfelt. ...will thrill listeners as the musicians move from the airy energy of the Vivaldi to the the lush, sultry Piazzolla material."

-- Bruce Dennill, The Citizen [May 2011]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2. Las estaciones porteñas (4): Verano porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Argentina 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 9 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4. Las estaciones porteñas (4): Otoño porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Argentina 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6. Las estaciones porteñas (4): Invierno porteño by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
8. Las estaciones porteñas (4): Primavera porteña by Astor Piazzolla
Performer:  Daniel Rowland (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stellenbosch University Camerata
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; Argentina 
Venue:  Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University, So 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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