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The Frozen Lagoon by Francesco Battaglioli (1725-1796)
Museo del Settecento, Venice / Alinari / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CKD365
Recording details: December 2009
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: October 2011
Total duration: 10 minutes 12 seconds

'Offering up performances which are as entertaining, compelling and colourful as they are authoritative and polished' (International Record Review)

'One of the most vibrant, authentic and involving recordings of Vivaldi's violin concertos I've heard' (Classic FM Magazine)

‘Pavlo Beznosiuk and the Avison Ensemble offer … perceptive performances that are brimming with energy, lyricism, spontaneity and, where relevant, convincing extra-musical detail’ (The Strad)

Violin Concerto in E major 'Spring', RV269
composer
The Four Seasons; Op 8 No 1

Allegro  [3'29]
Allegro  [4'04]

Other recordings available for download
Kati Debretzeni (violin), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Catherine Mackintosh (violin), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Adelina Oprean (violin), European Union Chamber Orchestra, Jörg Faerber (conductor)
Introduction
Allegro
Spring has arrived and the birds proclaim her return with joyful song
and, at the breath of the Zephyrs, murmuring streams flow:
thunder and lightning, those harbingers of Spring,
cover the sky with a dark mantle,
and then, when the storms fall silent,
the birds resume their melodious song:

Largo
and, on the flower-strewn meadow,
to the welcome murmuring of branches and trees,
the goatherd sleeps, his dependable dog beside him.

Allegro
Led by the festive sound of a shepherd’s bagpipe,
nymphs and shepherds dance at the joyful appearance of spring.

from notes by Antonio Vivaldi


Other albums featuring this work
'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (CDH88012)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
MP3 £2.50FLAC £2.50ALAC £2.50Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDH88012  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service   Download currently discounted
'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (SIGCD377)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99 Studio Master: FLAC 24-bit 96 kHz £7.50ALAC 24-bit 96 kHz £7.50 SIGCD377  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (CDA66339)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

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