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Simpson: The Four Seasons / Les Voix Humaines


Release Date: 03/13/2001 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2182   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Christopher Simpson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

That Christopher Simpson (c. 1605-1669) in his 4 Seasons was capable of imagining the exquisite turns of phrase, the tasteful succession of figures, and the larger relationships that make up the music's structure, is already a small miracle. That he was able to write them down in a fashion that would allow them to be played again was a formidable feat. And that in playing them, these musicians can give us the illusion that they are being improvised as we listen, is a source of wonder. That Christopher Simpson (c. 1605-1669) in his 4 Seasons was capable of imagining the exquisite turns of phrase, the tasteful succession of figures, and the larger relationships that make up the music's structure, is already a small miracle. That he was able to write them down in a fashion that would allow them to be played again was a formidable feat. And that in playing them, these musicians can give us the illusion that they are being improvised as we listen, is a source of wonder. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Fantasia-Suites (4) "The Seasons" by Christopher Simpson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Voix Humaines
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 

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