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La Primavera (detail) by Sandro Botticelli (c1445-1510)
Track(s) taken from CDA66339
Recording details: December 1988
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1989
Total duration: 9 minutes 55 seconds

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

Allegro  [3'31]
Allegro  [3'56]

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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


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