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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: 8 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 F minor 'Winter', RV297
composer
The Four Seasons; Op 8 No 4

Largo  [1'42]
Allegro  [3'05]

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 non molto
Shivering, frozen, amid icy snow,
at the harsh wind’s chilling breath;
to run, stamping one’s icy feet,
teeth chattering in the bitter chill;

Largo
to rest contentedly by the fireside
while the rain outside drenches a hundred others;

Allegro
to tread on ice, with slow steps,
moving cautiously in fear of falling;
to go fast, slip, and fall to the ground,
to hasten onwards across the ice and run fast
until the ice cracks and breaks open;
to hear, as they go through the iron-clad gates,
Sirocco, Boreas, and all the winds at war.
This is winter, but of a kind that brings delight.

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
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

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