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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Geminiani / Christina Day Martinson, Martin Pearlman


Release Date: 01/13/2009 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 60698   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Francesco GeminianiAntonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christina Day Martinson
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This appealing new recording of The Four Seasons recalls (in period-instrument terms) the elegant, stylish recordings of I Musici and other top-notch Italian chamber orchestras. Martin Pearlman and soloist Christina Day Martinson approach the music through its vocal origins: everything sings, particularly the arias that constitute the slow movements of Spring and Winter, with their characterful ornamentation and sweet tone. Pearlman also presides over a restrained but crystal-clear continuo of harpsichord and theorbo, a far cry from some performances whose "everything including the kitchen sink" approach threatens to overwhelm the string ensemble.

I am not saying that these performances lack anything in the way of
Read more color or character. The opening of Winter has the requisite, raspy tone color, and the peasant dances in Autumn are nicely earthy. But unlike some other period-instrument versions (say, Harnoncourt or Il giardino armonico) Pearlman never sacrifices the music's cantabile lines in a relentless pursuit of programmatic detail (sometimes to the point of ugliness). The two Geminiani concertos make apt and enjoyable couplings, and Telarc's multi-channel sonics are very warm and naturally balanced, if perhaps just a touch lacking in presence. A fine release.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christina Day Martinson (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christina Day Martinson (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christina Day Martinson (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christina Day Martinson (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Christina Day Martinson (Violin)
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Concerti grossi (12) after Op. 5 of Arcangelo Corelli: no 12 in D minor "La Follia" by Francesco Geminiani
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; London, England 
7.
Concerti grossi (12) after Op. 5 of Arcangelo Corelli: no 4 in F major by Francesco Geminiani
Conductor:  Martin Pearlman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Baroque
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1929; London, England 

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