Four Seasons Vivaldi

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 61:07 minutes | 609 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Over twenty-five years ago, Nigel Kennedy made his breakthrough with his recording of Vivaldi s The Four Seasons. The 1989 recording earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling classical work of all time and has sold in excess of two million copies. Now, he returns with a new and fresh interpretation, Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons. Mixed by Damon Reece (Massive Attack, Goldfrapp), who also did the electronic drum programming, Kennedy deconstructs this classic piece in a daring, modern way.
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - Eight Seasons: Vivaldi / Piazzolla (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary, Tango | Label: Nonesuch | # 79568-2 | 01:03:54

Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer's 2000 release Eight Seasons is a conceptual masterwork. Kremer, long known for his skillful interpretations of Astor Piazzolla's Argentinean tangos, had the brilliant idea of matching four of the Latin master's tone poems of the seasons in his native Buenos Aires with Antonio Vivaldi's conceptually similar masterpiece "The Four Seasons," alternating seasons between the two works. Besides the conceptual perfection of the idea, the performances are exquisite. Kremer and his conservatory orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica, do a particularly masterful job with the Vivaldi, avoiding the ornate bloat that affects so many recordings of this work. Their performances are brisk and to-the-point, with bright tempos that add a vitality not often found in this rather shopworn old standard. As always, Kremer's solos in the Piazzolla works are absolutely superb, with the dramatic flourishes of the massed string section providing startling counterpoint, especially on the breathtaking "Verano Porteno". Eight Seasons is a truly remarkable work by an underrated performer.
Vivaldi, Tartini & Leclair - The Four Seasons, The Devil's Trill, Tambourin Sonata - James Ehnes (2015) {ONYX Classics 4134}

Vivaldi, Tartini & Leclair - The Four Seasons, The Devil's Trill, Tambourin Sonata - James Ehnes (2015) {ONYX Classics 4134}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 349 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 167 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 34 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2015 ONYX Classics | ONYX 4134
Classical / Baroque / Violin

Violinist James Ehnes has firmly established himself as a master of the modern repertoire and to a lesser extent, the Romantic, so his album of Antonio Vivaldi's perennial violin concertos, The Four Seasons, Giuseppe Tartini's "Devil's Trill" Sonata, and Jean-Marie Leclair's "Tambourin" Sonata is an unexpected detour into the Baroque. The fame and popularity of these pieces guarantees Ehnes an audience, and he, like everyone else, shouldn't be criticized for recording them, though his choice of the modern Sydney Symphony Orchestra for the Vivaldi, and Fritz Kreisler's arrangement of the Tartini for violin and piano, suggests that he isn't really trying to compete with most contemporary recordings, least of all the various period-style releases.
Janine Jansen - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2004) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Janine Jansen - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:32 | Basic Scans | 2,22 GB
or BDRip (Blu-Ray Reissue '2014) | FLAC 2.0 Stereo, Tracks 24bit/96kHz | 39:01 | 807 MB
La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) (2007)

La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) (2007)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 317 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 141 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 28 Mb
Classical | Label: Accent, ACC 24179 | 2007 | 0:59:13

With the sheer glut of recordings of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons on the market, it takes some special approach to make yet another recording of this chestnut seem interesting and palatable. Because Sigiswald Kuijken and his cohorts, La Petite Bande, understand this enormous problem, they have resorted to two innovative ideas: first, to perform the four concertos in a streamlined chamber version that requires only three violins, viola, cello, and harpsichord; and second, to introduce the antique violoncello da spalla (shoulder cello) in their performances, mostly for the novelty of its reedy tone and for its possible historical usage in these particular pieces. Included on this 2007 release from Accent are also the Cello Concerto in D major, RV 403, and the Trio Sonata in D minor, "La Follia," RV 63, which frame the program neatly and give the listener something extra to consider in choosing this CD over others. –Blair Sanderson

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 2, 2017
Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)

Nigel Kennedy - Vivaldi: The New Four Seasons (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical Crossover, Contemporary | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875076722 | Time: 01:01:21

If anyone has earned the right to mess around with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons it is Nigel Kennedy, the violin world’s Marmite violinist. Remember how fresh he made this music sound on his recording of a quarter-century ago? This latest version offers a ferment of all he’s played since – concertos, jazz, Jimi Hendrix. It’s affectionate and irreverent in equal measure, and Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life never sound less than riveting. Pretty much all Vivaldi’s notes are there; around, above and in between them come interjections, overlays and linking passages involving guest musicians from jazz and rock: Orphy Robinson, Damon Reece, Z-Star and others. Spring is welcomed in by a distant-sounding intro on an electric-guitar. Summer’s storms bring forth bursts of crazily sampled static. Autumn tears off at a cracking pace, but with a jazz trumpet sauntering lazily over the top. It all sounds like a colossal jam session from the inside of a Botticelli painting.

Sergej Krylov - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 8, 2017
Sergej Krylov - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2016) [TR24][OF]

Sergej Krylov - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 54:28 min | 1.01 GB | Front Cover
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation. He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert halls worldwide and has appeared with orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, London Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Atlanta Symphony, English Chamber and Budapest Festival orchestras.
Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2008)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.4GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Linn Records

Director and violinist Amandine Beyer acknowledges in her booklet notes for this disc that the world may not seem to need another recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, but then she tops the bar she has set up by delivering an entirely distinctive reading of the work. Her version, with the Italian historical-instrument group Gli Incogniti (who are not quite as unknown as all that), is as strikingly revisionist as the various turbo-powered, operatic Vivaldi recordings that began coming out of Italy in the 1990s, but it is different in flavor. In her own words, Beyer seeks "lightweight forces and freedom of phrasing." The group is small, with microphones put down right in the middle, and you hear lots of internal lines and interplay rather than contrast between orchestra and soloist.
Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2007) (Repost)

Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:04 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0946394431

This EMI release of The Four Seasons gives violinist Sarah Chang top billing (as would be expected) and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra a smaller, less significant listing. As far as the quality of performance goes, however, Orpheus should absolutely be considered the star of this recording with Chang getting the footnote instead. This is simply not the case; from the ridiculously posed glamour photos filling the liner notes to the balance of the performance itself, this album is all about Chang. The most fulfilling aspects are the orchestral tuttis. Orpheus is truly at its best here, playing with as much energy and passion as the much ballyhooed recording with the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra - Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (1988)

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra - Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 385 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 152 mb
Genre: classical

Weekend Classics: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons is a 1988 CD by Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Karl Münchinger. The album was originally released on vinyl in 1987 as part of Decca's Weekend Classics series and was digitally released a year later.