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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 14 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 G minor 'Summer', RV315
composer
The Four Seasons; Op 8 No 2

Presto  [2'49]

Other recordings available for download
Catherine Mackintosh (violin), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Adelina Oprean (violin), European Union Chamber Orchestra, Jörg Faerber (conductor)
Introduction
Allegro non molto
Beneath the harsh sun’s heat
men and flocks languish and the pine tree burns;
the cuckoo’s unleashes its voice and, as soon as it is heard,
the turtle dove and goldfinch join the chorus.
Sweet Zephyrus blows, but Boreas quarrels with his neighbour;
and the shepherd weeps, fearful of the violent storm, and what may lie ahead;

Adagio
the fear of the lightning and the thunder’s roar,
and the gnats and flies that buzz furiously,
deprive his fatigued limbs of rest.

Presto
Alas, his worst fears were warranted.
The thunder roars, the sky flares, and hailstones
sever the heads of the proudly standing corn.

from notes by Antonio Vivaldi


Other albums featuring this work
'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (CDA66339)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (CDH88012)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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