Category: Concerts and Performing Arts
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You know it when you hear it, but you'll hear it as if for the first time in this splendid concert performed in the library of a monastery near Munich. Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer plays the solo part and leads the English Chamber Orchestra in this highly enjoyable program; Philip Ledger plays the harpsichord. 42 min. Standard; Soundtrack: ... more
One of the best-loved examples of Baroque music, Vivaldi's lyrical tour of the seasons is performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, with conductor Herbert von Karajan and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. 46 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English 5.1 Surround and Dolby stereo; Subtitles: English, French, German; scene access.
Vivaldi: The 4 Seasons(1994)
See the four seasons just as Vivaldi did when he composed his legendary concerto! Photographed in Venice, this film provides a striking visual counterpoint to a performance of "The Four Seasons" by Il Giardino Armonico--complete with magnificent scenes from spring, summer, fall, and winter--roving throughout the bustling city streets ... more
Performing in the spectacular glass dome in Wales' National Botanic Garden, violinist Julia Fischer and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields brings Vivaldi's renowned composition to life. In this delightful program, you can choose between observing the performance or hearing the music play against the backdrop of the changing seasons ... more
"Spring" turns to "Summer," summer to "Autumn," and autumn to "Winter," in perhaps the most popular of all Baroque musical compositions. The famed Vivaldi cycle is performed by the Orchestra Versailles, conducted by Bernard le Monnier, who is also featured as solo violinist. 42 min. Soundtracks: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM stereo ... more
You haven't heard Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" until you've heard it played by I Musici ("The Musicians"), the celebrated ensemble of Italian musicians with a performance history dating back to the 1950s. This unforgettable concert program also includes a bonus soundtrack disc of the recording that includes other delightful Vivaldi ... more
Even if one doesn't recognize the piece by name or composer, few listeners have lived unexposed to Antonio Vivaldi's incredible piece "The Four Seasons." This program serves to fill in the untutored music fan's gaps when it comes to the 18th-century master's life, loves, and works. Filmed in Venice and Vienna, the production follows ... more