Vivaldi and the Virtuosa: The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for violin “per signora Anna Maria”, RV 387 (Ana Julija Mlejnik, solo violin)
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons (Lana Trotovsek, solo violin)
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for two flutes, RV 533 (Yu-Wei Hu and Boris Bizjak, soli baroque flutes)
London Brandenburg Soloists
Lana Trotovsek (violin), Ana Julija Mlejnik (violin), Anja Jamsek (violin), Yuka Matsumoto (violin), Yu-Wei Hu (flute), Boris Bizjak (flute), Johan Löfving (theorbo), Geoff Irwin (viola), Josh Salter (cello), Masumi Yamamoto (harpsichord)
Vivaldi’s fantastically imaginative musical pictures of the changing seasons paint nature in astoundingly vivid detail, and it is no wonder that they have become his best-loved work.
Whilst the Four Seasons were published in Amsterdam, Vivaldi spent most of his career working at the orphanage of La Pietà in his native Venice, where girls were given an extensive musical education. Consequently, many of his works – including the two other concertos featured here – were composed for performances by the girls and young women there, which reached international renown. Anna Maria dal violin (‘of the violin’) was one of La Pietà’s most famous pupils, later working as a teacher – and Vivaldi’s colleague – there, and he composed dozens of concertos for her.
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