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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; Alexey Shor (b.1970): Four Seasons of Manhattan / David Aaron Carpenter, violin; Salomé Chamber Orchestra

Album Summary

>Piazzolla, Astor : Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle
>Shor, Alexey : Four Seasons of Manhattan, for viola & orchestra
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

There is no shortage of recordings of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, but this one really is different. First of all, it is played on the viola, not on the violin - by David Aaron Carpenter. He has been described by the German newspaper Die Welt as "a new star at the forefront of violists", by the Helsinki Times as playing "like a young god" and by Gramophone as a player of "superlative assurance and magnetic conviction". Secondly, Vivaldi's Baroque concertos are placed in a new light, since they are programmed alongside far more recent works inspired by the cycle of spring, summer, autumn and winter: Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), written between 1965 and 1970 by Argentina's King of Tango, Astor Piazzola, and A Manhattan Four Seasons by the Ukrainian-American composer Alexey Shor, premiered in 2013.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, New York, USA (01/15/2015/01/16/2015).



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Works Details

>Piazzolla, Astor : Cuatro estaciónes porteñas (The Four Seasons), tango cycle
  • Performers: David Carpenter (Viola); Molly Carr (Viola); Mihai Marica (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Carpenter
  • Ensemble: Salomé Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, New York, USA (01/15/2015/01/16/2015)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965-1970

>Shor, Alexey : Four Seasons of Manhattan, for viola & orchestra
  • Performers: David Carpenter (Viola); Molly Carr (Viola); Mihai Marica (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Carpenter
  • Notes: Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, New York, USA (01/15/2015/01/16/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performers: David Carpenter (Viola); Molly Carr (Viola); Mihai Marica (Cello)
  • Conductor: David Carpenter
  • Notes: Cary Hall, DiMenna Center, New York, USA (01/15/2015/01/16/2015)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725