Salvatore Accardo – The Four Seasons (Le Quattro Stagioni) (180g LP)

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180g Vinyl Import LP! This 180g vinyl audiophile vinyl LP features the 1987 performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons by violinist Salvatore Accardo.

“During the period of his apprenticeship in Nicola Amati’s workshop, Stradivari began to modify the form of the instruments he was constructing, first by reducing the dimensions of the arching and then – during a period of intense experimentation – by changing the position of the sound-holes, the dimensions of the entire resonance chamber, the working of the scroll, the thickness of the wood, and, most important, the chemical composition of the varnish coating.

But it is at the beginning of the new century that his violins attain their greatest elegance of design and best sound quality: this ‘golden age’ saw not only the perfection of formal design and choice of dimensions, but also extreme care in the choice and treatment of materials, so that a quality and ease of sound production was achieved that, even today, remains a paragon for violin-makers and is highly regarded by the most famous violinists.

Some of the most splendid of these instruments have been chosen by Salvatore Accardo for this concert of music by Vivaldi recorded live at the fifth Cremona Festival. In particular, Accardo has decided to highlight the qualities peculiar to some of them by allowing them to be heard as solo instruments one after the other in the famous series of four concertos by Vivaldi, “Le quattro stagioni.” Taken from the collection “Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’invenzione,” Op. 8, these concertos may be regarded as Vivaldi’s most serious attempt to obtain new sonorities and variety of effects within the traditional form of the concerto gross; thus they represent the perfect showcase for the sound qualities of the solo instruments.”

-from liner notes by Luca Tutino: English translation by Michael Ferris

Features:

  • 180g Vinyl
  • Gatefold jacket with gold foil stamping & obi strip
  • Made in Japan
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Salvatore Accardo

Violin 1

I Solisti Delle Settimane

Orchestra

Internazionali di Napoli

Orchestra

Margaret Batjer (RV 551, solo III)

Violin

Sylvie Gazeau (RV 580, solo III)

Violin

Ida Levin (RV 551, solo II)

Violin

Victor Martin (RV 580, solo IV)

Violin

Mariana Sirbu (RV 580, solo II)

Violin

Alfonso Ghedin

Viola

Toby Hoffman

Viol

Rocco Filippini

Cello

Peter Wiley

Cello

Francho Petracchi

Contrabassoon

Bruno Canino

Harpsichord

Le Quattro Stagioni From "Il Cimento Dell'Armonia E Dell'Invenzione" Op. 8
Concerto No. 1 In E, RV 269 "La Primavera"
A1Allegro3:45
A2Largo2:36
A3Allegro (Danza Pastorale)4:22
Concerto No. 2 In G Minor, RV 315 "L'Estate"
A4Allegro Non Molto1:04
A5Allegro4:20
A6Adagio - Presto - Adagio2:19
A7Presto (Tempo Impetuoso D'Estate)2:43
Concerto No. 3 In F, RV 293 "L'Autunno"
A8Allegro (Ballo, E Canto De' Villanelli)5:30
A9Adagio Molto (Ubriachi Dormienti)2:43
A10Allegro (La Caccia)3:32
Concerto No. 4 In F Minor, RV 297 "L'Inverno"
B1Allegro Non Molto3:10
B2Largo2:23
B3Allegro2:56
Concerto In B Minor, RV 580 For 4 Violins
B4Allegro4:11
B5Largo1:12
B6Larghetto - Adagio - Largo - Allegro4:57
Concerto In F Major, RV 551 For 3 Violins
B7Allegro5:20
B8Andante2:23
B9(Allegro)3:06
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Salvatore Accardo

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Penguin Guide 3 Star Rosette

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