12 May 2018

VIVALDI: The Four Seasons Op 8

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 12 May 2018
Antonio Vivaldi / Angelo Xiang Yu

Photo: Public Domain / Supplied

Acclaimed violinist Angelo Xiang Yu performs 'The Four Seasons' – the best-known work by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi – with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Each of the four concertos takes their mood from one of four anonymously penned sonnets (possibly Vivaldi’s own) describing images of each season.

From ‘Summer’s’ buzzing flies to the sleeping shepherd in ‘Spring’, each season invites a brilliant display of solo violin virtuosity.

Conducted by Brett Mitchell.

Recorded on 12 May 2018 at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert.

Producer: Roger Smith
Engineers: Darryl Stack, Steve Burridge

The Four Seasons, Op 8 Nos 1–4

Concerto No 1 in E Op 8, RV 269
‘Spring’
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro pastorale

Concerto No 2 in G minor Op 8, RV 315
‘Summer’
I. Allegro non molto
II. Adagio
III. Presto

Concerto No 3 in F Op 8, RV 293
‘Autumn’
I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro

Concerto No 4 in F minor Op 8, RV 297
‘Winter’
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro