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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons /Shaham, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 02/07/1995 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439933   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiFritz Kreisler
Performer:  Gil Shaham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording comes with a free CD-ROM.
The modern popularity of Baroque music is a striking contrast to its original reception. Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons,' written in 1725, was hardly noticed by music critics until it was revived in the early 1920s. Today it is one of the most recognized compositions of all time. Each mellifluent movement has worked its way into our common cultural language.
This disc, which features a CD-ROM encoding of a video for the "Winter" movement (both Macintosh- and PC-compatible), is a 1993 recording of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. This talented young group is bringing new popularity to its music through nontraditional means. The "Winter" video, which received its broadcast premier on The Weather
Read more Channel, gained the attention of a new audience.
Tipping his hat to Vivaldi, Fritz Kreisler's "Concerto in C Major in the Style of Vivaldi" is a tribute to the emotional power of the Red Priest's strings. Although nothing plays like the original, Kreisler's composition is an excellent study in the elements that let Vivaldi withstand critics and stand the test of time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 9 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 9 Minutes 59 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
6.
Concerto in the style of Vivaldi by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1905; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  American Academy of Arts & Letters, NYC 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 2. Largo
Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno": 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno": 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno": 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 1. Allegro non molto
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 2. Largo
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 3. Allegro
Violin Concerto in C major "In the style of Vivaldi": 1. Allegro moderato e maestoso
Violin Concerto in C major "In the style of Vivaldi": 2. Andante doloroso
Violin Concerto in C major "In the style of Vivaldi": 3. Allegro assai

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