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Seasons

Trafalgar Sinfonia

Seasons

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212043721
Catnr: SIGCD 437
Release date: 29 January 2016
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Signum Classics
UPC
0635212043721
Catalogue number
SIGCD 437
Release date
29 January 2016
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Seasons combines Antonio Vivaldi’s timeless concerto cycle The Four Seasons, performed by the Trafalgar Sinfonia and soloist Kerenza Peacock, with a new contrasting composition by British composer Oliver Davis. Inspired by the same set of poetry upon which Vivaldi based his Four Seasons, Davis’s new work Anno, performed by Grace Davidson, is a composition for orchestra and solo soprano. This release follows the success of Davis’s debut Signum album Flight earlier this year (SIGCD411): “... exuberant works are performed with charisma and sensitivity by Kerenza Peacock and the LSO.” (BBC Music Magazine) Since graduating the RAM in 1994, Oliver Davis has composed and produced numerous concertos, albums, soundtracks and television scores working with all the major London orchestras.
De Vier Jaargetijden en een hedendaags werk met dezelfde inspiratiebron
De Vier Jaargetijden maakt deel uit van Vivaldi’s collectie Il Cimento dell’ Armonia e dell’invenzione uit 1725. Het werk was al van begin af aan geliefd, en tegenwoordig is er misschien geen enkel klassiek werk dat populairder is en zo algemeen aanwezig 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.

Seasons combineert Vivaldi’s tijdloze concertcyclus, met flair uitgevoerd door het Trafalgar Sinfonia en solist Kerenza Peacock, met een contrasterende hedendaagse compositie van de Britse componist Oliver Davis. Zijn Anno, geïnspireerd door dezelfde set gedichten waarop Vivaldi de Vier Jaargetijden baseerde, is een betoverende compositie voor orkest en solosopraan, op deze opname Grace Davidson.

Artist(s)

Ivor Setterfield (conductor)

Kerenza Peacock (violin)

Kerenza is inspired by many different styles of music. She led the Pavão Quartet on five albums and 15 years of tours throughout the world. She is a regular concerto soloist with the Trafalgar Sinfonia in St. Martin in the Fields. Kerenza’s solo and chamber discs have received 5-star reviews. Also centre- stage in her career is her work with alternative bluegrass band the Coal Porters. And collaborations with artists in the classical and pop worlds have led to her playing on Grammy-Award winning discs, and many no. 1 albums in the Classical and Pop Charts. Kerenza studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Howard Davis, and was a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellow for 2 years. It was at...
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Kerenza is inspired by many different styles of music. She led the Pavão Quartet on five albums and 15 years of tours throughout the world. She is a regular concerto soloist with the Trafalgar Sinfonia in St. Martin in the Fields. Kerenza’s solo and chamber discs have received 5-star reviews. Also centre- stage in her career is her work with alternative bluegrass band the Coal Porters. And collaborations with artists in the classical and pop worlds have led to her playing on Grammy-Award winning discs, and many no. 1 albums in the Classical and Pop Charts. Kerenza studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Howard Davis, and was a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellow for 2 years. It was at the Academy that the Pavão Quartet met in 1998, leading to a successful recording career, and extensive radio play on Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 2. Their disc of Elgar and Bax Quartets (“an ensemble of real depth and musical distinction” Classic FM Magazine, “an intoxicating warmth and emotional spontaneity” The Strad Magazine), was followed by their ‘Dreaming’ CD, which was described as “Chamber music for a new century” on Radio 2. Their Christmas CD became the soundtrack of Christmas for many people, on disc and on radio. Their concert tours took them everywhere from the Wigmore Hall to Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, and to the Wailing Wall of Jerusalem and the Great Wall of China. The Quartet toured extensively with the Henri Oguike Contemporary Dance Company, and collaborated with jazz musicians including Guy Barker, Dom Alldis and Iain Ballamy.
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Grace Davidson (vocals)

Grace Davidson is an English soprano who specialises in the performance and recording of Baroque music. Winner of the prestigious Early Music Prize whilst studying singing at London’s Royal Academy of Music, she has since carved a successful international career working with the leading Baroque vocal ensembles of our day under the batons of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, Philippe Herreweghe and Harry Christophers. As a Baroque soloist Grace has appeared on many of the world’s most famous stages, from Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art at London’s Barbican to his Ode to St Cecilia and Bach’s Magnificat at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw to Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Lincoln Centre, New York. Her discography includes a decade of...
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Grace Davidson is an English soprano who specialises in the performance and recording of Baroque music. Winner of the prestigious Early Music Prize whilst studying singing at London’s Royal Academy of Music, she has since carved a successful international career working with the leading Baroque vocal ensembles of our day under the batons of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, Philippe Herreweghe and Harry Christophers. As a Baroque soloist Grace has appeared on many of the world’s most famous stages, from Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art at London’s Barbican to his Ode to St Cecilia and Bach’s Magnificat at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw to Bach’s St Matthew Passion at the Lincoln Centre, New York. Her discography includes a decade of CDs with The Sixteen, many of which feature her as a soloist: Handel’s Jephtha (as “Angel”) and Dixit Dominus, Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers and Pianto Della Madonna and the Lutheran Masses of Bach; she is also the soloist for a recording of Faure?’s Requiem by Tenebrae and the LSO: “Grace Davidson made Pie Jesu the simplest and most precious of gifts.” The Times.

Future solo performing engagements include a UK tour of Monteverdi’s Vespers with Harry Christophers, and performances of Purcell’s King Arthur in France and Germany for Paul McCreesh. Recording projects include Handel’s Silete Venti and Gloria for Signum Records plus a recording of Dowland lute songs.


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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.
Anno: I. Spring
05:23
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
02.
Anno: II. Summer
04:01
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
03.
Anno: III. Autumn
04:37
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
04.
Anno: IV. Winter
05:45
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
05.
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): I. Allegro
03:21
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
06.
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
02:25
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
07.
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): III. Allegro pastorale
04:07
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
08.
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer): I. Allegro non molto
05:04
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
09.
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer): II. Adagio e piano - Presto e forte
02:01
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
10.
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer): III. Presto
02:51
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
11.
Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn): I. Allegro
05:16
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Trafalgar Sinfonia
12.
Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn): II. Adagio molto
02:28
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Trafalgar Sinfonia
13.
Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn): III. Allegro
03:25
(Antonio Vivaldi) Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
14.
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
03:26
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
15.
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter): II. Largo
01:41
(Antonio Vivaldi) Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
16.
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter): III. Allegro
03:26
(Antonio Vivaldi) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
17.
Anno Epilogue
02:55
(Oliver Davis) Kerenza Peacock, Grace Davidson, Kerenza Peacock, Trafalgar Sinfonia
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