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ACD702

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Artists:


NZSO Chamber Orchestra, Donald Armstrong



Legend has it that Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born in Venice during an earthquake and in all the excitement he was baptised immediately. Little is known of his music education other than that his father, Giovanni Battista, a violinist at St Mark’s, was capable of teaching him to a high standard. It took him ten years to become a priest, during which time he continued his violin studies. His father had been engaged under the surname ‘Rossi’ which suggests that the same red hair that earned Antonio the sobriquet ‘il prete rosso’ (‘the red priest’) ran in the family.

1.

Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi

3:15

2.

Largo e pianissimo sempre

Antonio Vivaldi

2:32

3.

Allegro pastorale

Antonio Vivaldi

4:13

4.

Allegro non molto

Antonio Vivaldi

4:45

5.

Adagio e piano - Presto e forte

Antonio Vivaldi

2:15

6.

Presto

Antonio Vivaldi

2:58

7.

Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi

5:18

8.

Adagio molto

Antonio Vivaldi

2:35

9.

Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi

3:18

10.

Allegro non molto

Antonio Vivaldi

3:21

11.

Largo

Antonio Vivaldi

1:58

12.

Allegro

Antonio Vivaldi

3:30