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

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'Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op 8' (CKD365)
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro non molto
Movement 2: Adagio – Presto
Movement 3: Presto

Violin Concerto in G minor 'Summer', RV315
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 ©

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Details for CDA66339 track 4
Allegro non molto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-33904
Duration
5'22
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 4
    Release date: November 1989
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