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Vivaldi: Four Seasons / Jaap Schröder, Concerto Amsterdam


Release Date: 08/15/2000 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord Catalog #: 1955129   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jaap Schröder
Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There is no longer any need to introduce The Four Seasons, the four solo concertos whose famous ritornelli have established the image of a "red priest" as virtuosic in his technique as in his composition. They are based on I quattro stagione, four sonnets written by Vivaldi himself, and are meticulous musical depictions of every detail of each line of the poems. In them we find the convergence of the North wind and the Sirocco, the barking of dogs and the call of the cuckoo... The result is a work of genius that prefigures the symphonic poems of the Romantic period - at the very heart of the Baroque! There is no longer any need to introduce The Four Seasons, the four solo concertos whose famous ritornelli have established the image of a "red priest" as virtuosic in his technique as in his composition. They are based on I quattro stagione, four sonnets written by Vivaldi himself, and are meticulous musical depictions of every detail of each line of the poems. In them we find the convergence of the North wind and the Sirocco, the barking of dogs and the call of the cuckoo... The result is a work of genius that prefigures the symphonic poems of the Romantic period - at the very heart of the Baroque! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jaap Schröder (Violin)
Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jaap Schröder (Violin)
Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jaap Schröder (Violin)
Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jaap Schröder (Violin)
Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Jaap Schröder (Violin)
Conductor:  Jaap Schröder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 

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