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Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Concerti / Szeryng, English Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 04/11/2011 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 422479  
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Henryk Szeryng and the ECO are also well worth hearing. The recording flatters the orchestra with a richer string sound than the LPO, but their playing is rather more stolid and a little short on picturesque fantasy—the staccatos that introduce "Winter", for instance, are thoroughly neat and musical but have no feel whatever of the icy chill that the composer intended. The glory of this disc is Szeryng's superb playing—you will not hear a more immaculately beautiful violin tone anywhere, and the absolute security of intonation in his doublestopping puts everyone else to shame. As a fill-up he offers the sixth and ninth concertos from Vivaldi's Op. 3.

-- Gramophone [10/1989]
Henryk Szeryng and the ECO are also well worth hearing. The recording flatters the orchestra with a richer string sound than the LPO, but their playing is rather more stolid and a little short on picturesque fantasy—the staccatos that introduce "Winter", for instance, are thoroughly neat and musical but have no feel whatever of the icy chill that the composer intended. The glory of this disc is Szeryng's superb playing—you will not hear a more immaculately beautiful violin tone anywhere, and the absolute security of intonation in his doublestopping puts everyone else to shame. As a fill-up he offers the sixth and ninth concertos from Vivaldi's Op. 3.

-- Gramophone [10/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 3 no 6/RV 356 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 3 no 9/RV 230 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 

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