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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Virtuoso / Kremer / Abbado / London Symphony Orch
Release Date: 07/24/2012 
Label:  Dg Deutsche Grammophon Catalog #: 001702302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon KremerLeslie PearsonLiang Ping HowGuillermo Figueroa,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoRudolf BaumgartnerWolfgang Hofmann
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 "Four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin), Leslie Pearson (Organ), Leslie Pearson (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 36 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Liang Ping How (Violin), Guillermo Figueroa (Violin), Eric Bartlett (Cello),
Eriko Sato (Violin), Joanna Jenner (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for 4 Violins in A major, RV 552 "Per eco in lontano" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Herbert Höver (Violin), Walter Prystawski (Violin)
Conductor:  Rudolf Baumgartner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1740 
Length: 13 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 443 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Hans-Martin Linde (Flute)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Hofmann
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 2. Largo
Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate": 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno": 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno": 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno": 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 1. Allegro non molto
Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 2. Largo
Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno": 3. Allegro
Concerto grosso in B minor, Op.3/10 , RV 580: 1. Allegro
Concerto grosso in B minor, Op.3/10 , RV 580: 2. Largo - Larghetto - Largo
Concerto grosso in B minor, Op.3/10 , RV 580: 3. Allegro
Concerto In A For Solo Violin, Violin "per eco in lontano", Strings And Continuo, R.552: 1. Allegro
Concerto In A For Solo Violin, Violin "per eco in lontano", Strings And Continuo, R.552: 2. Larghetto
Concerto In A For Solo Violin, Violin "per eco in lontano", Strings And Continuo, R.552: 3. Allegro
Flautino Concerto In C, R.443: 1. Allegro
Flautino Concerto In C, R.443: 2. Largo
Flautino Concerto In C, R.443: 3. Allegro molto

Customer Reviews

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 Great Seasons July 29, 2015 By owen  r. (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Over the years a few Seasons have passed through my hands but until now I have only kept two of them. I think this disc will be a ''keeper.'' Claudio Abbado and the LSO give a very good performance of this popular work. That alone is enough to make this a top choice but what really elevates this performance is the virtuosity of Gidon Kremer: absolutely wonderful violin playing. Accompanying the Seasons on this disc is an additional three concertos played by others (also nicely done). As if the combination of Abbado, LSO, and Kremer weren't enough to make this a winner, it is all captured in a near audiophile quality recording. Now if all those factors weren't enough to entice you into purchasing this disc, consider the very low price of $7- that it is offered at!" Report Abuse
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