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In September 2014 Ivor Setterfield and I discussed the concept of an album based around Vivaldi’s Four Seasons incorporating a complementary original work, perhaps for voice and strings. I decided to look for poetry based on the seasons and then set this in the form of a song cycle. Whist researching potential texts I soon discovered (as many already knew) that Vivaldi had based the Four Seasons on four existing poems; in fact some believe the poems to be by Vivaldi himself, since they very conveniently support the structure of the four concertos.

from notes by Oliver Davis © 2015


Davis & Vivaldi: Seasons
Studio Master: SIGCD437Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Movement 1: Spring  Giunt' è la Primavera e festosetti
Track 1 on SIGCD437 [5'23] Download only
Movement 2: Summer  Sotto dura Staggion dal Sole accesa
Track 2 on SIGCD437 [4'01] Download only
Movement 3: Autumn  Celebra il Vilanel con balli e Canti Del felice
Track 3 on SIGCD437 [4'37] Download only
Movement 4: Winter  Aggiacciato tremar trà nevi algenti
Track 4 on SIGCD437 [5'45] Download only

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