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The Early Music Show

Through the Seasons

Saturday 16 April 2005 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

When you consider the entire catalogue of the Early Music repertoire, surely no work is as pervasive in modern day life as Vivaldi's Quattro Stagioni, with the archetypal music of the seasons seeming to have crept into every facet of modern life.

Since their discovery, the history of these concerti have been as much about the performance as the music. Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the many recordings of the work, and examines through them how performances of the pieces have changed over the decades.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

VIVALDI, Antonio 
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.269) (Op.8`1) in E major "La Primavera"    
Allegro [Giunt'e la Primavera]
ACADEMY OF ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS
Neville MARRINER - Conductor
Alan LOVEDAY - Violin 
ARGO 414 4862/1

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.269) (Op.8`1) in E major "La Primavera" 
Largo [Il Capraro che dorme]  
ACCADEMIA NAZ.DI S.CECILIA ROME ORCH
ERMITAGE ERM 116S/2 

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.269) (Op.8`1) in E major "La Primavera" 
Allegro [Danza Pastorale]  
Trevor PINNOCK - Director
The ENGLISH CONCERT
Simon STANDAGE - Violin 
ARCHIV 400 045-2/3 

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.315) (Op.8`2) in G minor "L'Estate" 
Allegro non molto  
Viktoria MULLOVA - Violin
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF EUROPE WIND SOLOISTS
Claudio ABBADO - Conductor 
PHILIPS 420 216-2

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.315) (Op.8`2) in G minor "L'Estate" 
Adagio  
Nigel KENNEDY - Violin
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
EMI 5576 482

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.315) (Op.8`2) in G minor "L'Estate" 
Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)  
Nigel KENNEDY - Violin
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.
EMI CDC5 56253-2/9 

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.293) (Op.8`3) in F major "L'Autunno" 
Allegro  
Anne-Sophie MUTTER - Violin
TRONDHEIM SOLOISTS       
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463 2592

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.293) (Op.8`3) in F major "L'Autunno" 
Adagio molto  
Fabio BIONDI - Director
EUROPE GALANTE 
OPUS III OPS569 120 

 VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.293) (Op.8`3) in F major "L'Autunno" 
Allegro [la Caccia]  
I BAROCCHISTI 
Duilio GALFETTI - Violin
Diego FASOLIS - Conductor 
CLAVES 50 2204

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.297) (Op.8`4) in F minor "L'Inverno"   
Allegro non molto  
RED PRIEST
DORIAN 90 317

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.297) (Op.8`4) in F minor "L'Inverno"  
Largo [la Pioggia]  
Guido CANTELLI - Conductor
NBC S O
TESTAMENT SBT 41317

VIVALDI, Antonio
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.297) (Op.8`4) in F minor "L'Inverno" 
Allegro  
Giuliano CARMIGNOLA - Violin
VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Andrea MARCON - Conductor 
SONY CLASSICAL SK5 1352  
 




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