Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons)
Concerto in Fa Minor, Op. 8 No. 4 RV 297
L'Inverno - Winter
Duilio Galfetti, Violin & Mandolin
I Barocchisti Baroque Ensemble
Diego Fasolis, Conductor
Antonio Vivaldi's four concertos known as «The Seasons» from his collection Opus 8 are probably the most frequently performed, recorded as well as maltreated works from the Baroque period. A number of other composers employed Vivaldi's four masterpieces in their own compositions already during the composer's lifetime. «Le Printemps ou les saisons amusantes» are arrangements for popular instruments at the time such as the hurdy-gurdy or bagpipes.In 1766 Michel Corrette composed the psalm Laudate Dominum de coelis by adding additional voices to the music of Spring and in 1775 Jean-Jacques Rousseau even published Spring in a transcription for flute solo! ..
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