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

Recordings
'Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op 8' (CKD365)
Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op 8
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'Vivaldi: The Four Seasons' (CDA66339)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Largo e pianissimo sempre
Movement 3: Allegro

Violin Concerto in E major 'Spring', RV269
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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Details for CDA66339 track 2
Largo e pianissimo sempre
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-33902
Duration
2'28
Recording date
4 December 1988
Recording venue
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (CDA66339)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: November 1989
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