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Product Details

  • Performer: Antonio Vivaldi, Arnie Roth, Musica Anima, Patrick Stewart
  • Audio CD (August 7, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • ASIN: B0000005MP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,240 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Okay, so Arnie Roth is not the greatest violinist of our times, nor is this the greatest version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, BUT, Patrick Stewarts wonderful reading of Vivaldi's poetry written along with the concertos a unique and very pleasing addition to any classical library.
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This may seem like another recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, but it isn't. This version adds another element that Vivaldi included in his writing that few people apply today.
Vivaldi originally wrote poems to go along with each season, and Patrick Stewart reads the poetry here. He does a WONDERFUL job, putting expression and feeling into each poem.
Otherwise, this is not my favorite recording of the Four Seasons, but it still is pretty good. Stewart adds a wonderful element to the CD, which is the main reason I got it.
Also the CD art is different on my copy. It shows Arnie Roth and Patrick Stewart on the cover... I don't know I guess they changed it.
Wonderful version!
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The majority of Antonio Vivaldi's 400 odd concertos were written for the members of an orchestra in a girl's orphanage where he taught for many years. The soloists must have been pretty remarkable to be able to play the parts that he wrote for them. Of the numerous recordings currently out there of THE FOUR SEASONS (and the numerous ones yet to come), this 1995 recording is rather unique. It isn't the first to use the correct number of musicians (Vivaldi originally wrote it for only 10 players: 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass and harpsichord) and it certainly isn't the first recording NOT to feature authentic period instruments performing at the lower Baroque pitch used back then but it is the first one in the digital era to feature Vivaldi's sonnets which he wrote before each movement to indicate what he was trying to express musically (the old Max Goberman NY Sinfonietta LPs first did it back in the 1950s).

THE FOUR SEASONS are the first four of a set of 12 concertos for violin and strings known as THE CONTEST OF HARMONY & INVENTION published as Op.8. They are the only ones that have written texts which Vivaldi never intended to be spoken yet having them read by an actor with Patrick Stewart's vocal power certainly gives an added dimension to the music. You can now hear the birds chirping in Spring, imagine the heat in Summer, be part of the peasants dancing in Autumn, or enjoying the fireside in Winter. This was a project for American Gramaphone , the label of Mannheim Steamroller, and while it didn't sell nearly as many copies as they did (it is classical music after all) it did rather well and serves as ideal realization of what Vivaldi intended as THE FOUR SEASONS is normally performed with much larger forces which can turn it into background music. Here it sounds fresh and invigorating and is highly recommended.
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Put this CD on when you want to wander around your home or at work and be relaxed and refreshed. Better yet, put it on when and simply enjoy the poetry and music blended together. It's like air freshener for your head.
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You have to buy this Four Seasons, even if you have several versions already.

It includes, as narration, Vivaldi's own written descriptions of the seasons (translated into English of course).

This immensely enhances the atmosphere, almost making you feel you are experiencing the seasons yourself! (Actually, I wish we could have the narration in the original Italian too, just as Vivaldi would have spoken it.)

The musical performance also is excellent.
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