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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Antonio Vivaldi, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Title: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Telarc
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genre: Classical
Styles: Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Instruments, Strings, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 089408007026

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The definitive Four Seasons performance
FargoUT | Salt Lake City, UT USA | 09/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sitting here, listening to the Four Seasons performance played by Itzhak Perlman, Isaac Stern and the Israel Philharmonic, I've realized how important a musician is in the performance of a piece of music. While the Perlman/Stern/Zukerman/Mintz performance is wonderful to listen to, it lacks a certain something (and not to mention the horribly loud applause that interrupts the mood of the piece).All is better in Joseph Silverstein's rendition of the piece. I remember purchasing this version on tape a few years back, and was still amazed at the beauty. Now on CD, it sounds even better. Silverstein is a master, and he rightfully plays the piece straight out. It's rather difficult to listen to any other performance of the Four Seasons after Silverstein and the Boston Symphony have played it. All in all, I'd say it is not just one of the best Four Seasons performances ever recorded... it is one of the best recorded performances of any classical piece in history. You will not be disappointed."
The best version of Four Seasons
John White | Texas | 08/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought three other versions of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and disliked them all. I never knew how much more I liked my mom's version, which she always played in the car. It could be just that that was the first version I heard, but this seems the best. Others seem to have unnecessary flourishes and feel overly emotional. That probably relates to the dramatic photos of the violinists on the cover; this recording's not pretentious and it's well balanced between being musically accurate and emotional. The cover art is subtle but has character, like the recording."
A Technical Masterpiece
Richard Seastrand | Falls Church, VA United States | 01/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm certainly not a music critic, so I'll simply say that this performance is the most disciplined yet passionate I've ever heard. What particularly impresses me is the engineering. The clarity and balance is incredibile. In other recordings I've heard, the harpsicord sounds like it's buried under a quilt. Here it is perfectly articulated. The bass is full yet never boomy and the strings are crisp but never raspy. It doesn't get any better than this."