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Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons / Australian Chamber Orchestra; Tognetti

Audio Samples

  1. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No. 1, RV 269 "Spring": III. Danza pastorale. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": I. Allegro non moto $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": II. Adagio - Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Major, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293 "Autumn": I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Major, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293 "Autumn": II. Adagio molto $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Major, Op. 8 No. 3, RV 293 "Autumn": III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": I. Allegro non molto $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 226: II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Vivaldi — Concerto for 4 Violins & Cello in B Minor, Op. 3 No. 10, RV 580: I. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Vivaldi — Concerto for 4 Violins & Cello in B Minor, Op. 3 No. 10, RV 580: II. Largo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Vivaldi — Concerto for 4 Violins & Cello in B Minor, Op. 3 No. 10, RV 580: III. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 6, RV 356: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 6, RV 356: II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Vivaldi — Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 3 No. 6, RV 356: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Vivaldi — Concerto grosso in D Major, RV 562 "Per la solennità di San Lorenzo": II. Grave $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Vivaldi — La verità in cimento, RV 739, Sinfonia: I. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Vivaldi — La verità in cimento, RV 739, Sinfonia: II. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Vivaldi — La verità in cimento, RV 739, Sinfonia: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in D major, RV 226
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 3 no 6/RV 356
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in D major, RV 562 "Per la solennità di San Lorenzo"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : La verità in cimento, RV 739
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

1711 saw the publication of what was to become one of the most important musical collections of the first half of the 18th century: Antonio Vivaldi's L'estro armonico ('The Harmonic Fancy'). Scored for one, two, or four violin soloists, the twelve concertos in the set fuelled a burgeoning fashion for new Italian music in northern Europe, and were soon being avidly performed and enjoyed in major musical centres, inspiring younger composers including Bach, Handel and Telemann. Vivaldi's set - represented here by the Concerto in B minor, RV 580 and Violin Concerto in A minor, RV 356 - established a vogue for a virtuosic and brilliant type of writing, with fast movements characterized as much by their propulsive basses as by conventional melodiousness and with central slow movements often exuding a mesmeric, almost ghostly calm. Fourteen years later another collection of concertos - Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione ('The Contest of Harmony and Invention') - would secure Vivaldi's reputation for eternity. The first four concertos of this collection form what has become one of the most widely spread classical compositions in the history of music: Le Quattro Stagioni. Countless violinists have recorded Vivaldi's Four Seasons, not to mention the many arrangements of the pieces for other instruments. Now Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, a team internationally recognized for its virtuosity, energy and individuality, has recorded their take on Vivaldi's springtime birdsong, summer thunderstorm, autumn hunting and chattering teeth of icy winter. The programme also includes two typically Vivaldian slow movements, a Largo and a Grave, as well as a Sinfonia for strings originally intended as the overture of the opera La verità in cimento ('Truth in contention').

BBC Music Magazine, Awards Issue 2015
Everything's done with great care, buoyancy and tastefulness, but that very tastefulness can be over-respectful...Better is the joyously incisive account of the four-violin concerto Bach reworked as a dazzling showcase for four harpsichords, while best of all is the first movement of the Sinfonia to La verita in cimento which crackles with the elemental force of a forest fire.

Classical Music, May 2015
Stylish, lithe playing from Tognetti and his vividly alert players: Summer has never felt sunnier.

Gramophone Magazine, May 2015
Although this isn't a live recording, what you do get is all the excitement and spontaneity of a live performance - along with the ACO's trademark visceral approach to early music... there is some exceptional playing here.

The Telegraph, 7th March 2015
It is sufficiently respectful of Baroque sensibilities as to appeal to those who might shy away from too much animal scene-setting and yet has enough meteorological definition to convey the fact that Vivaldi was not just writing four concertos but was trying to capture images of spring, summer, autumn and winter within them.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
I approached this review with some hesitation. After being a rabid card-carrying historically informed performer for years, I found this performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons on "modern" instruments very engaging and enjoyable. The first reason is that every member of the ensemble and particularly its leader and soloist, Richard Tognetti, has imbued the entire recording with a profound sense of Vivaldi's style and drama.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Concourse Chatswood Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia (03/2014).



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>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 38 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in D major, RV 226 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Ensemble: Australian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 4 Violins and Cello in B minor, Op. 3 no 10/RV 580
  • Performers: Helena Rathbone (Violin); Ike See (Violin); Richard Tognetti (Violin); Timo-Veikko Valve (Cello); Satu Vänskä (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 9 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1711

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in A minor, Op. 3 no 6/RV 356
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1711

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto in D major, RV 562 "Per la solennità di San Lorenzo" :: 2. Grave
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : La verità in cimento, RV 739 :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 10/26/1720

>Vivaldi, Antonio : La verità in cimento, RV 739 :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 10/26/1720

>Vivaldi, Antonio : La verità in cimento, RV 739 :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: Richard Tognetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Tognetti
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 10/26/1720