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Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi

Orchesta of the Age of Enlightenment / Kati Debretzeni

Four Seasons

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212037720
Catnr: SIGCD 377
Release date: 10 April 2014
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212037720
Catalogue number
SIGCD 377
Release date
10 April 2014
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About the album

'This recording presents violinist Kati Debretzeni leading the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. From the commanding heat of the Summer sun, to Winter’s foreboding darkness, the power of Vivaldi’s masterpiece is inescapable.
The booklet includes a ‘Guided tour of the Four Seasons’, allowing listeners to follow the poetry that inspired Vivaldi as they hear the performances on the disc, including additional composer notes from Vivaldi’s own scores.'
Een energieke en authentieke uitvoering van Vivaldi’s meesterwerk
Met zijn levendige poezie en technische vindingrijkheid, was De Vier Jaargetijden van Vivaldi baanbrekend in de tijd dat het voor het eerst werd uitgegeven en blijft het tot op heden net zo invloedrijk en overweldigend als altijd. Het werk is naast Eine Kleine Nachtmusik van Mozart dat ene klassieke werk dat alomtegenwoordig aanwezig is in het dagelijks leven. Er valt niet te ontsnappen aan de kracht van Vivaldi’s meesterwerk, van de hitte van de zomerzon tot aan de duisternis van de winter die een slecht voorgevoel geeft.

In deze opname leidt violiste Kati Debretzeni het Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in een energieke, authentieke uitvoering, gebaseerd op de concerten in februari 2014.

Composer(s)

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons. Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some...
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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with expensive stagings of his operas in Venice, Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later in poverty.

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01.
Concerto no. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): I. Allegro vivo
03:22
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
02.
Concerto no. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): I. Largo e pianissimo sempre
02:34
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
03.
Concerto no. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): III. Danza pastorale: Allegro
04:32
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
04.
Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer): I. Allegro non moto
05:33
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
05.
Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer): II. Adagio - Presto
02:19
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
06.
Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer): III. Presto
02:52
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
07.
Concerto no. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn): I. Allegro
05:14
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
08.
Concerto no. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn): II. Adagio molto
02:40
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
09.
Concerto no. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn): III. Allegro
03:42
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
10.
Concerto no. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
03:29
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
11.
Concerto no. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter): II. Largo
01:54
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
12.
Concerto no. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter): III. Allegro
03:16
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kati Debretzeni, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
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