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Vivaldi: Four Seasons / Caine, Bleckmann, Zapico, Forma Antiqua


Release Date: 05/08/2012 
Label:  Winter & Winter   Catalog #: 9101852  
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Theo BleckmannAitor HeviaUri Caine
Conductor:  Aarón Zapico
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Forma Antiqva
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Aarón Zapico and his baroque ensemble, Forma Antiqva, interpret Vivaldi’s concertos with an entirely new approach, on period instruments. Aitor Hevia (violin) slips into various leading parts, mimics birds, a farmer’s boy, from who the storm wants to steal the annual harvest, becomes the game being hunted to death and blusters like freezing wind over the frozen land. Vivaldi, who was born during an earthquake, creates four episodes, each in three parts, corresponding with his poems. Theo Bleckmann and Uri Caine compose these sonnets and present here as a première recording ‘The Four Seasons Sonnets’: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Bleckmann and Caine act as the narrators for Vivaldi’s AudioFilm. The Dutch painter and concept Read more artist Marcel van Eeden is inspired by Zapico’s ‘Four Seasons’ and creates for this musical cycle eight new drawings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Theo Bleckmann (), Aitor Hevia (Violin), Uri Caine ()
Conductor:  Aarón Zapico
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Forma Antiqva
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Theo Bleckmann (), Aitor Hevia (Violin), Uri Caine ()
Conductor:  Aarón Zapico
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Forma Antiqva
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Theo Bleckmann (), Aitor Hevia (Violin), Uri Caine ()
Conductor:  Aarón Zapico
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Forma Antiqva
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:  Theo Bleckmann (), Aitor Hevia (Violin), Uri Caine ()
Conductor:  Aarón Zapico
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Forma Antiqva
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Theo Bleckmann (), Aitor Hevia (Violin), Uri Caine ()
Conductor:  Aarón Zapico
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Forma Antiqva
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

Spring
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring): III. Danza pastorale: Allegro
Summer
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): I. Allegro non moto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): II. Adagio - Presto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Presto
Autumn
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): I. Allegro
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): II. Adagio molto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): III. Allegro
Winter
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): III. Allegro

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