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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Fabio Biondi, L'europa Galante


Release Date: 12/06/1993 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 569120   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"What Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have captured in their recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is that wonderful esprit, bravura and finesse which excited audiences who heard I Musici and the Virtuosi di Roma 40 years ago. Too often, period instrument performances lose sight of the wood for the trees, becoming bogged down in the latest orthodoxy, sometimes resulting in effects which are self-conscious, exaggerated or even downright misplaced. technically reliable one, and we may question his judgement in matters of taste, just occasionally. But he understands very well that the purpose of the music is to delight his audience and, by and large, he succeeds." -- BBC Music Magazine "What Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have captured in their recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is that wonderful esprit, bravura and finesse which excited audiences who heard I Musici and the Virtuosi di Roma 40 years ago. Too often, period instrument performances lose sight of the wood for the trees, becoming bogged down in the latest orthodoxy, sometimes resulting in effects which are self-conscious, exaggerated or even downright misplaced. technically reliable one, and we may question his judgement in matters of taste, just occasionally. But he understands very well that the purpose of the music is to delight his audience and, by and large, he succeeds." -- BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
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:  Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerto for Violin in C major, RV 171 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Fabio Biondi (Violin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerto for Strings in B flat major, RV 163 "Conca" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 

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