Four Seasons

December 8, 2012, 7:00 pm

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From the boundless majesty of the summer sun in Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten to the frosty snow and shivering winds of Vivaldi’s Winter, this week is dedicated to music inspired by the changing seasons. Come and find out how something as natural and routine as the seasons and the changes between them can inspire a wide variety of music.

Playlist

Episode 5

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In E, RV 269, Spring fr. The Four Seasons
LPO/Perlman; Perlman, v.
EMI 74761
10:45

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315: Summer fr. The Four Seasons
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 79568
9:52

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto In F, RV 293, Autumn fr. The Four Seasons
The English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 400045
10:42

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297, Winter fr. The Four Seasons
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Shaham, v.
DG 439933
8:41

James P. Johnson: Snowy Morning Blues (excerpt)
Johnson, p.
GRP 604
1:13

Episode 4

Haydn: Der Winter fr. Die Jahreszeiten
RIAS Chamber Chorus & Freiburg Baroque/Jacobs; Peterson, sop.; Güra, ten.; Henschel, bar.
HM 901829
20:27, 10:37

Tchaikovsky: January, February & March fr. The Seasons
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
9:57

Piazzolla: Invierno porteño fr. Seasons of Buenos Aires
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 79568
6:42

Episode 3

Haydn: Der Herbst fr. Die Jahreszeiten
English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner; Bonney, s.; Johnson, ten.; Schmidt, bar.
Archiv 431818
21:29, 11:28, 1:13

Tchaikovsky: October, November and December fr. The Seasons
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
11:30

Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño
Barenboim, p.; Mederos, band.; Console, db.
Teldec 13474
4:53

Episode 2

Haydn: Der Sommer fr. Die Jahreszeiten
RIAS Chamber Chorus & Freiburg Baroque/Jacobs; Peterson, sop.; Güra, ten.; Henschel, bar.
HM 901829
24:11, 9:25

Tchaikovsky: July, August & September fr. The Seasons
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
8:13

Piazzolla: Verano Porteño
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica
Nonesuch 79568
6:03

Episode 1

Haydn: Der Frühling fr. Die Jahreszeiten
RIAS Chamber Chorus & Freiburg Baroque/Jacobs; Peterson, sop.; Güra, ten.; Henschel, bar.
HM 901829
18:21, 10:22

Tchaikovsky: April, May and June fr. The Seasons, Op. 37a
Bronfman, p.
Sony 60689
11:11

Piazzolla: Primavera Porteño fr. Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Trio Solisti
Bridge 9296
4:54

Cross: Sacred Rain
O’Riley, p.
live recording
3:12
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