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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra

Vivaldi / Tognetti / Australian Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2103  
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard TognettiIke SeeHelena RathboneSatu Vänskä,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reviews:

Everything's done with great care, buoyancy and tastefulness, but that very tastefulness can be over-respectful. Better is the joyously incisive account of the four-violin concerto Bach reworked as a dazzling showcase for four harpsichords, while best of all is the first movement of the Sinfonia to La verita in cimento which crackles with the elemental force of a forest fire.

– BBC Music Magazine

Although this isn't a live recording, what you do get is all the excitement and spontaneity of a live performance - along with the ACO's trademark visceral approach to early music. There is some exceptional playing here.

– Gramophone
Reviews:

Everything's done with great care, buoyancy and tastefulness, but that very tastefulness can be over-respectful. Better is the joyously incisive account of the four-violin concerto Bach reworked as a dazzling showcase for four harpsichords, while best of all is the first movement of the Sinfonia to La verita in cimento which crackles with the elemental force of a forest fire.

– BBC Music Magazine

Although this isn't a live recording, what you do get is all the excitement and spontaneity of a live performance - along with the ACO's trademark visceral approach to early music. There is some exceptional playing here.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes and 2 Horns in D major, RV 562 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 3 no 6/RV 356 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
8.
Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Ike See (Violin), Helena Rathbone (Violin), Richard Tognetti (Violin),
Satu Vänskä (Violin), Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
9.
Concerto for Violin in D major, RV 226: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Richard Tognetti (Violin)
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
10.
La veritŕ in cimento, RV 739: no 1, Sinfonia by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Venice, Italy 
11.
Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes and 2 Horns in D major, RV 562: Grave by Antonio Vivaldi
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1716; Venice, Italy 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 I've heard it a thousand times but this one... June 30, 2017 By w. Weaver See All My Reviews "had me pulling the car over to soak in this perfectly timed, deep resonant version. What struck me the most was how the orchestra stopped on a dime, and started up confidently at the exact same second, with much feeling and no hesitation. Better than the Armonico version, but it's a close call." Report Abuse
 A New Season for the Four Seasons October 1, 2016 By James Kendall (PETALUMA, CA) See All My Reviews "This truly IS like hearing these works for the 1st-time. There is unexpected Life herein; and the moribund redundancy is left 'on the bench'. I bought this for my self-'birthday gift,' and immediately shed 30 years. Get this set if you, too, would relish feeling younger. The Sound is audaciously spontaneous and Lively." Report Abuse
 Another 4 Seasons May 28, 2016 By Jerry G. (Edgewater, CO) See All My Reviews "I have more versions of The 4 Seasons than I can count. All a little different in some way. This is the first SACD and well worth the wait. If your a Vivaldi fan this is a must have." Report Abuse
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