Side A


Concerto in mi maggiore per violino, archi e continuo RV 269 "La primavera" 

Allegro 
3'13"
Largo 
2'34"
Allegro 
3'51"

Concerto in sol minore per violino, archi e continuo RV 315 "L'estate" 
Allegro non molto 
4'37"
Adagio 
2'36"
Presto 
2'38"


Side B

Concerto in fa maggiore per violino, archi e continuo RV 293 "L'autunno"            

Allegro 
4'57"
Adagio molto 
3'01"
Allegro 
3'12"
                                                                                                                     
Concerto in fa minore per violino, archi e continuo RV 297 "L'inverno"    
Allegro non molto 
3'20"
Largo 
2'35"
Allegro 
2'55"


The Musicians                                                 
fonè ensemble
Marco Fornaciari Maestro Concertatore e Violino Solista (Antonio Stradivari: "Cremonese" ex Joachim, 1715)
Giuseppe Volpato I violino (Giuseppe Guarneri:"del Gesù", 1734)
Antonio De Lorenzi II violino (Andrea Amati:"Carlo IX di Francia", 1566)
Igor Merlini viola (Antonio e Gerolamo Amati:"Stauffer", 1615)
Ivan Merlini violoncello (Azzo Rovescalli, 1922)
Leonardo Colonna contrabbasso (Gasparo da Salò: "Colonna", 1590)
Ernesto Merlini clavicembalo (L. Petroselli, 1997)


It is the only recording in the world in which all together the instruments of the famous Cremona Violins collection are "protagonists": the violin Stradivari the "Cremonese" (1715) played by Marco Fornaciari, the "Giuseppe Guarnieri detto del Gesù" played by Giuseppe Volpato (1734), the "Carlo IX" by Andrea Amati played by Antonio De Lorenzi (1566), the Viola "Stauffer" by Antonio and Gerolamo Amati played by Igor Merlini (1615).
In addition to these instruments, there is also another extraordinary instrument which is the double bass, the "Gasparo da Salò" played by Leonardo Colonna (1590), not belonging to the Cremona "school" but to that of Brescia.
Vivaldi's Four Seasons have been a great success, renewed at every private listening and public performance, since two centuries and a half. It can be claimed without hesitation that there does not exist any work of the classical repertoire of equally great renown.

Conceived, recorded and produced by Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recorded in "Chiesa di San Sigismondo" - Cremona
Recording date 24th-27th August 2000
Recording assistant: Paola Liberato
Valve microphones: Neumann U47, U48, M49
Mike pre-amplifiers, cables (line, microphone, supply): Signoricci

Il master originale è stato realizzato con lo Studer C37  2 tracks

131 - 1LP MADE IN GERMANY

Data sheet

16 other products in the same category: