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LA Collection: Vivaldi: Les Quatre Saisons

Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante

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The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring)  
1
I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
3:01
2
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
2:46
3
III. Danza pastorale. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
3:46
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)  
4
I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
6:09
5
II. Adagio
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
2:25
6
III. Tempo impetuoso d'Es tate
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
2:27
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn)  
7
I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
4:57
8
II. Adagio
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
3:11
9
III. La caccia
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
3:02
The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)  
10
I. Allegro non molto
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
3:39
11
II. Largo
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
2:19
12
III. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
2:49
Violin Concerto in C Major, RV 171  
13
I. Allegro
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
3:15
14
II. Largo
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
2:32
15
III. Allegro non molto
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
3:22
Concerto for Strings in B-Flat Major, RV 163, "Conca"  
16
I. Allegro molto marcato
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
1:44
17
II. Andante
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
0:48
18
III. Allegro molto
Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi; Europa Galante
0:54
Total Playing Time    53:06
"Five Stars ... Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have captured that wonderful esprit, bravura and finesse which excited audiences who heard I Musici and the Virtuosi di Roma 40 years ago."
- BBC Music Magazine

"There is something in this set that will awaken even the most jaded Vivaldi fan. An amazingly dramatic, rock and roll rendition of the Four Seasons. If you thought this music was boring, you will be in for a shock. Buy it. And play it loud."
- MusicWeb International

Fabio Biondi conducts his Italian period instrument ensemble Europa Galante on this 1991 recording of Vivaldi's classic The Four Seasons, a dazzling, spirited performance. This debut album from Biondi and the orchestra was both a major commercial and critical success, having won several awards and earning instant recognition for Biondi and his musicians.
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