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.
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.

Vivaldi - The four Seasons - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra  Music

Posted by rotro at July 15, 2009
Vivaldi - The four Seasons -  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Vivaldi - The four Seasons - Tafelmusik Orchestra
Genre: Classical | FLAC tracks, CUE , No Log | 1 CD | Covers LQ | 285 Mb | RS
Date: Feb 20 2007 | Label: Sony Imports

Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning orchestra on period instruments, has become an internationally recognized ensemble lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” Founded in 1979 by Kenneth Solway and Susan Graves, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra has been under the inspired leadership of Music Director Jeanne Lamon since 1981. With its artist-focused mandate and commitment to excellence and innovation, Tafelmusik is actively creating new contexts for the performance of baroque and classical music.
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Albinoni: Adagio in G/Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G
WMA | CBR 256 Kbps | April 4, 1985 | 126 Mb

Karajan is probably one of the most accomplished conductors to come out of post-Mahler era of German symphonic tradition influenced strongly by Beethoven, Mahler, and Wagner. This means that in addition to usually using larger groups to play the smaller traditional chamber group pieces as intended here, the instruments with symphonies such as the Berlin Philharmonic are also generally modern except perhaps for the soloist's. Conductors and musicians are trained to perform every piece as if it were a Mahler symphony. All of these things redefine the piece significantly so the performance simply has more the dynamics of a German Mahler or Wagner piece instead of an Italian chamber piece which was devised for different and smaller specifications as well as style of performance. This performance is almost a full adaptation or transcription instead of an interpretation and so grandiose in scope that it's even too much for Beehthoven's symphonies. Solti has a similar style although Karajan I find to be better as he is often less hesitant with Vivaldi and is more passionate in his interpretations. This is a good performance to look into if you like modern symphonic interpretations for traditional chamber pieces. Violin virtuoso performances such as Perlman's are also in this category. There are few to boast of that are played in the Baroque tradition as there are few groups out there who can really play Vivaldi well in that style: especially this piece. The best in my opinion would be Pina Carmirelli's 1982 performance with I Musici di Roma. In addition to the group playing on Stradivari, Carmirelli has a very fluid and constant interpretation that is Romantic but mostly traditional. A close one behind that is Salvatore Acardo's Stradivarius performance with I Solisti delle Settimane Musicali di Napoli (Acardo actually performed this piece with I Musici as well.) Karajan's however is probably one of the best ones to come out of the German orchestral tradition of interpretation such as with Solti, Toscanini, and even Bernstein who all rose from that discipline from the early 1900s to the '50s and 60's. All of them are accomplished legends in symphonic direction and good investments if you like this style of interpretation.
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Pinnock) - APE or MP3, you have the choice!

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
The English Concert / Standage / Pinnock

Only 15 MB files, but APE or MP3 HQ, you have the choice!
For me the most beautiful version ever recorded.

The Sirius Viols - Simpson: The Four Seasons (2016)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Nov. 11, 2016
The Sirius Viols - Simpson: The Four Seasons (2016)

The Sirius Viols - Simpson: The Four Seasons (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:44 | 170 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire worldwide. But Vivaldi wasn’t the only composer to be inspired by the change of seasons. Another was Christopher Simpson (1605–1669), one of the best viola da gamba players of the early English Baroque and a highly esteemed composer. His Four Seasons is one of those fascinating works that take us on a musical journey through the recurring parts of the year. Now Hille Perl and her ensemble, Sirius Viols, have recorded this colourful piece, a work abounding in dynamism, virtuosity and experimental verve. They guide the listener on a musical tour of icy winter, burgeoning spring and sultry summer all the way to multi-coloured autumn.

Vivaldi Metal Project - The Four Seasons (2016) [Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 4, 2016
Vivaldi Metal Project - The Four Seasons (2016) [Japan SHM-CD]

Vivaldi Metal Project - The Four Seasons (2016) [Japan SHM-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 589 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 197 Mb | Scans | 96 Mb | Time: 01:18:29
King Record Co., Ltd. | KICP-1790
Symphonic Metal, Neo-Classical Metal

The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is a music creation born from an idea conceived and developed by Italian keyboard player, composer and producer MISTHERIA (solo artist, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Artlantica). The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque masterwork “The Four Seasons”, featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks - all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi's original score plus two original new songs written by MISTHERIA. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!
Antonio Vivaldi - Janine Jansen - The Four Seasons (2004, Decca # 475 6907 DH) [RE-UP]

Antonio Vivaldi - Janine Jansen - The Four Seasons
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 190 MB | Full Artwork: 73 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Decca # 475 6907 DH | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

Eschewing its usual heavy orchestral sound in favor of a more stripped-down instrumentation, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen's second album offers a fresh interpretation of one of the most performed classical works, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The 2005 follow-up to her Barry Wordsworth-conducted debut, the subtle but passionate renditions of the "La Primavera," "L'estate," "L'autunno," and "L'inverno" concertos are performed with a sparse, eight-piece ensemble including Lithuanian violinist Julian Rachlin, her cellist brother Maarten, and harpsichordist father Jan.

Roland Grapow - The Four Seasons Of Life (1997) [Japanese Ed.]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 28, 2016
Roland Grapow - The Four Seasons Of Life (1997) [Japanese Ed.]

Roland Grapow - The Four Seasons Of Life (1997) [Japanese Ed.]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 426 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 155 Mb | Scans | 104 Mb | Time: 55:11
Melodic Heavy/Speed Metal | Victor Entertainment, Inc. | VICP-60031

This is Roland Grapow's first solo album outside the ranks of his band Helloween. For this album he is joined by fellow Helloween band members Uli Kusch and Markus Grosskopf as well as keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg from Axel Rudi Pell fame. The album while not dissimilar to Helloween's work is in more of a traditional neo-classical vein, and carries a strong Malmsteen vibe with it.