Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Nils-Erik Sparf, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble - Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 (1985)

Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op.8 (1985)
Nils-Erik Sparf, baroque violin; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-275 | Time: 00:39:58

If listeners had to commit to a single version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons for the rest of their lives, this 1984 BIS recording would be thoroughly satisfying choice. Superbly played, brilliantly recorded period instrument performances of this perennial masterpiece are all but a dime a dozen, and the differences between Hogwood's and Pinnock's and Harnoncourt's readings don't begin to make up for the fatal boredom of their performances. This version with Nils-Erik Sparf and the Drottningholm Court Baroque Ensemble would be an ideal choice because theirs is the freshest performance of the piece. Beyond their excellent technique and impeccable sense of style, Sparf and the Swedish musicians bring joy and enthusiasm to the music, and sound like they are in turn receiving happiness and energy from the music. There's real pleasure here, and real affection, as if the concertos were newly composed and these were their world premieres. Filled out with witty accounts of Vivaldi's F major Concerto for Bassoon and his G minor Concerto for Flute and Bassoon, this disc is a delight.
Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (Michel Schwalbe, Herbert Von Karajan) (1972) Japanese Reissue 2004

Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni (1972) Japanese Reissue 2004
Michel Schwalbé, violin solo; Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert Von Karajan

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Universal | # UCCG-9503 | Time: 00:42:45

Karajan could be so expressive, with the big sound of the Berlin Philharmonic, in Vivaldi's very famous Magnum Opus. Solo violinist Michel Schwalbe is also terrific, quiet and bold alternately, as needed.
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons / Von Karajan, Mutter, Berlin Philharmonic (1987)

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons / Von Karajan, Mutter, Berlin Philharmonic (1987)
DVDRip | XVID | Size: 1.07 GB | 704 x 528 | 1 068 Kbps | 4:3 | 25 fps | Audio MP3 320 Kbps | Stereo 48.0 KHz
1987 | Classical | Duration: 00:48.19
Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2007) (Repost)

Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:04 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0946394431

This EMI release of The Four Seasons gives violinist Sarah Chang top billing (as would be expected) and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra a smaller, less significant listing. As far as the quality of performance goes, however, Orpheus should absolutely be considered the star of this recording with Chang getting the footnote instead. This is simply not the case; from the ridiculously posed glamour photos filling the liner notes to the balance of the performance itself, this album is all about Chang. The most fulfilling aspects are the orchestral tuttis. Orpheus is truly at its best here, playing with as much energy and passion as the much ballyhooed recording with the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra - Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (1988)

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra - Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 385 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 152 mb
Genre: classical

Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons is a 1988 CD by Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Karl Münchinger. The album was originally released on vinyl in 1987 as part of Decca's Weekend Classics series and was digitally released a year later.
Ehnes, Armstrong, Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015)

Ehnes, Armstrong, Sydney Symphony - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 169 MB
Label: Classical | Catalog Number: 4134 | Rls.date: 2nd Oct 2015

James Ehnes takes a break from the 19th and 20th century repertoire and has recorded for the first time in his career four of the most famous baroque violin concertos – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the first four works in his set of 12, Op. 8. James also directs the Sydney Symphony. Vivaldi provided his own sonnets as prefaces to each of the concertos and these are available from the Onyx website. The Vivaldi is prefaced by two famous violin sonatas – Tartini’s 'Devils Trill' in the skilful arrangement by Fritz Kreisler which is very faithful to the original text, to which Kreisler adds the famous cadenza in the finale.
Vladimir Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi - Vivaldi. The Four Seasons & Other Concertos (2001)

Vladimir Spivakov, Moscow Virtuosi - Vivaldi. The Four Seasons & Other Concertos (2001)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
BMG, 74321 68001 | ~ 342 or 158 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 71 Mb
Classical / Baroque | Recorded: 1988 & 1990

Vladimir Spivakov is one of the world's best-known violinists and a highly regarded conductor, and is respected for his worldwide humanitarian activities. His hometown of Ufa is in Russia's Ural Mountains, the low range traditionally regarded as the division between Europe and Asia…
Jacques Loussier Trio - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (1997) {PROPER}

Jacques Loussier Trio - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (1997) {PROPER}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 280 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bop, Third Stream, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Telarc Distribution

Pianist Jacques Loussier has certainly had an unusual career, much of it spent performing jazz interpretations of Bach's music. While his original works have been noteworthy, Loussier's most famous projects have been his transformations of Bach's music. In 1997 he tackled Vivaldi's Four Seasons, four concertos that he performed and recorded with his trio. ~ AllMusic
Antonio Vivaldi: The Fours Seasons / L'Estro Armonico / La Stravaganza / La Cetra / 8 Wind Concertos [REUPLOAD]

Vivaldi: The Fours Seasons / L'Estro Armonico / La Stravaganza / La Cetra / 8 Wind Concertos
EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Booklet & Covers | RAR 2.18GB
7 CD | Classical | 2003 | Decca | Playing Time: 462'05"

Anyone seeking a respectable Vivaldi collection by dependable performers will find this seven-disc set from Decca more than suitable for everyday needs and quite rewarding on repeated listening.
Lara St John - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (2009)

Lara St John - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 286 Mb | no scans
Classical | 01:04:09

Drawing from two sides of the musical spectrum–Tango and Baroque–comes Lara St. John's newest recording, featuring the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and Eduardo Marturet. The disc features Vivaldi's seminal work, the Four Seasons, which is the top-selling classical work of all time, paired with The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, Astor Piazzola's tribute to Vivaldi. There is tremendous interest in this orchestra, and this is the first time it has recorded with the Ancalagon label following successful recordings with the Deutsche Grammophon label.