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Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni / Il Giardino Armonico


Release Date: 10/25/1994 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 97671   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Francesco CeraStefano BarneschiMarco BianchiEnrico Onofri,   ... 
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Francesco Cera (Organ), Stefano Barneschi (Violin), Marco Bianchi (Violin),
Enrico Onofri (Violin), Francesco Lattuada (Viola), Paolo Beschi (Cello),
Luca Pianca (Theorbo)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Studio 1, Swiss-Italian Radio, Lugano 
Length: 10 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Luca Pianca (Theorbo), Francesco Cera (Organ), Paolo Beschi (Cello),
Enrico Onofri (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Studio 1, Swiss-Italian Radio, Lugano 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Francesco Cera (Harpsichord), Paolo Beschi (Cello), Luca Pianca (Theorbo),
Enrico Onofri (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Studio 1, Swiss-Italian Radio, Lugano 
Length: 12 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Francesco Cera (Organ), Luca Pianca (Theorbo), Paolo Beschi (Cello),
Enrico Onofri (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Studio 1, Swiss-Italian Radio, Lugano 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Enrico Onofri (Violin)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Studio 1, Swiss-Italian Radio, Lugano 
6. Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 8 no 9/RV 454 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alberto Grazzi (Bassoon), Paolo Grazzi (Oboe), Francesco Cera (Harpsichord),
Luca Pianca (Theorbo)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Studio 1, Swiss-Italian Radio, Lugano 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 8/RV 332 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Enrico Onofri (Violin), Paolo Beschi (Cello), Francesco Cera (Organ),
Luca Pianca (Theorbo)
Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Studio 1, Swiss-Italian Radio, Lugano 
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Fantastic Four Seasons! November 13, 2012 By Jerry G.  (Edgewater, CO) See All My Reviews "I have more versions of The Four Seasons than I can count. I heard this being played on Colorado Public Radio during a pledge drive. It sounded great so I clicked the link and thought one more couldn't hurt. This is as good if not better than any I have. If you love Vivaldi's Four Seasons then add this one to your collection." Report Abuse
 Aggressive, lively July 22, 2012 By Mark P. (El Monte, CA) See All My Reviews "This is the most energetic and dynamic recording of the Four Seasons I have ever heard. The playing is akin to that of Apollo's Fire: Very aggressive, technical, and lively. The attack used in some of the techniques is fascinating and keeps what are beautiful -- but sometimes dull -- segments of the music advancing with striking power.

I have been listening to classical music since 1973, have heard many recordings of The Four Seasons, and this is by far my favorite."
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