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Spring by Georg Platzer (1704-1761)
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Track(s) taken from CDH88012
Recording details: June 1987
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: November 1988
Total duration: 10 minutes 36 seconds

Violin Concerto in G minor 'Summer', RV315
The Four Seasons; Op 8 No 2

Presto  [2'43]

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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;

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

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

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'Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op 8' (CKD365)
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'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (SIGCD377)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (CDA66339)
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