Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons Budapest Strings Bela Banfalvi, Conductor You can get the exact album I have here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1I2dNNu (affiliate). Here are the times for the specific movements: Spring 0:00 Summer 10:31 Autumn 20:59 Winter 32:48 I hope you love this recording! It is my favorite one I've heard yet. Happy Listening! AnAmericanComposer
Antonio Vivaldi - Summer from four seasons. http://www.samuelsenmusic.com http://keynoteartistmanagement.com/lens_portfolio/mari-and-hakon-samuelsen/ http://mercuryclassics.com/news/post/pas-de-deux-OUT-now/ Trondheim Soloists. Artistic Director: Øyvind Gimse. Soloist Mari Silje Samuelsen. Hamardomen. Samuelsen Productions. Video by Tor Melgalvis. Camera: Kjetil Andersen, Jan Gunnar Martinsen and Tor Melgalvis.
ANTONIO VIVALDI - THE FOUR SEASONS ( Le quattro stagioni ) THE SPRING 1 Allegro 2 Largo 3:39 3 Allegro 6:43 THE SUMMER 4 Allegro non molto, Allegro 10:54 5 Adagio e Piano 16:01 6 Presto 18:21 THE AUTUMN 7 Allegro, piano e laghetto, Allegro molto 21:11 8 Adagio molto 26:00 9 Allegro 28:08 THE WINTER 10 Allegro non molto 31:19 11 Largo 34:44 12 Allegro, lento, allegro 37:17 The Four Seasons is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces in the classical music repertoire. The texture of each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. For example, "Winter" is peppered with silvery pizzicato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, whereas "Summer" evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement, which is why the movement is often called "Storm" (as noted in the list of derivative works). The concertos were first published in 1725 as part of a set of twelve concerti, Vivaldi's Op. 8, entitled Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione (The Contest Between Harmony and Invention). Vivaldi dedicated their publication to a Bohemian patron, Count Václav Morzin (of Vrchlabí 1676--1737), and in so mentioned the count's longstanding regard for these four, in particular (which had apparently been performed with the nobleman's orchestra, in Prague's Morzin Palace)—although his dedication may have been closely related to the completion of an Augustinian monastery that year, where Vivaldi, a priest himself, refers to Morzin, the church's dedicator, as "Chamberlain and Counsellor to His Majesty, the Catholic Emperor"—while (as Maestro di Musica in Italy) Vivaldi presents them anew, with sonnets or enhancements for clear interpretation.The first four concertos are designated Le quattro stagioni, each being named after a season. Each one is in three movements, with a slow movement between two faster ones (and these movements likewise vary in tempo amid the seasons as a whole). At the time of writing The Four Seasons, the modern solo form of the concerto had not yet been defined (typically a solo instrument and accompanying orchesta. Vivaldi's original arrangement for solo violin with string quartet and basso continuo helped to define the form of the concerto. ( wikipedia source )
Yes this is really a six hour Vivaldi video. Just hit play and travel back to 18th century Republic of Venice. Being such a long video I had to compress it a bit but the quality still seems satisfactory. I guess I could have made seperate smaller videos but wanted to see if I could upload such a long video. There are obviously too many tracks to list but everything is from I Solisti Veneti and Claudio Scimone. I would suggest buying any CD you can from I Solisti Veneti playing Vivaldi, it is the best! http://www.amazon.com/Vivaldi-Concertos-Sonatas-Opp-1-12/dp/B000OZ290A/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1334517396&sr=1-1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivaldi
A. Vivaldi Double Concertos for Violin and Flute, Stern. Rampal (1989) http://www.amazon.com/Vivaldi-Double-Concertos-Strings-Harpsicord/dp/B00000270J Concerto In G Minor, RV 517 0:00 Concerto In D Major, RV 512 8:51 Concerto In B-Flat Major, RV 524 19:06 Concerto In C Minor, RV 509 29:35 Concerto In G Major, RV 516 38:41 Concerto In D Minor, RV 514 47:48 Painting in video: Venice, by Bernardo Bellotto (1720-1780)
The Four Seasons: Winter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve2rqERbeWo Itzhak Perlman plays and conducts the strings of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Vivaldi's Spring from The Four Seasons.
The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. They were written around 1721 and were published in 1725 in Amsterdam, together with eight additional violin concerti, as Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione ("The Contest Between Harmony and Invention"). The Four Seasons is the best known of Vivaldi's works. Though three of the concerti are wholly original, the first, "Spring", borrows motifs from a Sinfonia in the first act of Vivaldi's contemporaneous opera Il Giustino. The inspiration for the concertos was probably the countryside around Mantua, where Vivialdi was living at the time. They were a revolution in musical conception: in them Vivaldi represented flowing creeks, singing birds (of different species, each specifically characterized), a shepherd and his barking dog, buzzing flies, storms, drunken dancers, hunting parties from both the hunters' and the prey's point of view, frozen landscapes, and warm winter fires. Unusual for the period, Vivaldi published the concerti with accompanying sonnets (possibly written by the composer himself) that elucidated what it was in the spirit of each season that his music was intended to evoke. The concerti therefore stand as one of the earliest and most detailed examples of what would come to be called program music—i.e., music with a narrative element. Vivaldi took great pains to relate his music to the texts of the poems, translating the poetic lines themselves directly into the music on the page. In the middle section of the Spring concerto, where the goatherd sleeps, his barking dog can be marked in the viola section. The music is elsewhere similarly evocative of other natural sounds. Vivaldi separated each concerto into three movements (fast–slow–fast), and, likewise, each linked sonnet into three sections. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi)
Esta obra de Vivaldi, compuesta por tres partes (Allegro, Adagio y Presto) es uno de los retos de los violinistas. Un violín solista da la voz principal mientras una orquestra de fondo da el acompañamiento. Descargad la partitura para violín y piano: http://olcbarcelonamusic.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-84582_violin_concerto_in_a_minor_violin_and_piano_op_3_no_6.html
Spring "Allegro-Largo-Allegro" (The Four Seasons); from The National Botanical Gardens of Wales; Julia Fischer en el violin; acompañada de "Academy of St Martin in the Fields"; del Maestro Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives a musical expression to a season of the year. They were written about 1723 and were published in 1725 in Amsterdam, together with eight additional violin concerti, as Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione ("The Contest Between Harmony and Invention"). The Four Seasons is the best known of Vivaldi's works. Unusually for the time, Vivaldi published the concerti with accompanying poems (possibly written by Vivaldi himself) that elucidated what it was about those seasons that his music was intended to evoke. It provides one of the earliest and most-detailed examples of what was later called program music—music with a narrative element. Link on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi)