Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Nils-Erik Sparf, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble - Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 (1985)

Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op.8 (1985)
Nils-Erik Sparf, baroque violin; Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-275 | Time: 00:39:58

If listeners had to commit to a single version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons for the rest of their lives, this 1984 BIS recording would be thoroughly satisfying choice. Superbly played, brilliantly recorded period instrument performances of this perennial masterpiece are all but a dime a dozen, and the differences between Hogwood's and Pinnock's and Harnoncourt's readings don't begin to make up for the fatal boredom of their performances. This version with Nils-Erik Sparf and the Drottningholm Court Baroque Ensemble would be an ideal choice because theirs is the freshest performance of the piece. Beyond their excellent technique and impeccable sense of style, Sparf and the Swedish musicians bring joy and enthusiasm to the music, and sound like they are in turn receiving happiness and energy from the music. There's real pleasure here, and real affection, as if the concertos were newly composed and these were their world premieres. Filled out with witty accounts of Vivaldi's F major Concerto for Bassoon and his G minor Concerto for Flute and Bassoon, this disc is a delight.
Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (Michel Schwalbe, Herbert Von Karajan) (1972) Japanese Reissue 2004

Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni (1972) Japanese Reissue 2004
Michel Schwalbé, violin solo; Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert Von Karajan

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, Universal | # UCCG-9503 | Time: 00:42:45

Karajan could be so expressive, with the big sound of the Berlin Philharmonic, in Vivaldi's very famous Magnum Opus. Solo violinist Michel Schwalbe is also terrific, quiet and bold alternately, as needed.
Antonio Vivaldi - The four seasons & Violin concertos with Itzhak Perlman (2006)

Antonio Vivaldi - The four seasons & Violin concertos with Itzhak Perlman (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 21 | Covers | 1:13:05 | ~ 381 Mb & 177 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | Classical, violin, orchestra

One of the best known and most beloved classical works of all times, Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons", plus some less known but wonderful violin concertos, are performed by the charismatic violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, backed by the London Philharmonic and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras. Perlman's playing is touching and the result is soul stirring. Enjoy a masterpiece in lossless.
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons / Von Karajan, Mutter, Berlin Philharmonic (1987)

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons / Von Karajan, Mutter, Berlin Philharmonic (1987)
DVDRip | XVID | Size: 1.07 GB | 704 x 528 | 1 068 Kbps | 4:3 | 25 fps | Audio MP3 320 Kbps | Stereo 48.0 KHz
1987 | Classical | Duration: 00:48.19
Henryk Szeryng - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (Live) (2017)

Henryk Szeryng - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:45 min | 338 MB
Label: SWR Classic | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

One of the great violinists of the twentieth century, Henryk Szeryng was an artist greatly celebrated during his lifetime, but is sadly known only to experts today. Looking back, his reputation may have been overshadowed by some of his contemporaries, but in terms of his flawless technique and the power and beauty of his tone, Szeryng unquestionably remains one of the great masters of his era. These two live concert recordings from December 7, 1969 feature performances by the South West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim.
Henryk Szeryng & Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Ma

Henryk Szeryng & Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (Live) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:47 | 158 MB
Label: SWR Classic

Polish-born violinist Henryk Szeryng was probably the finest product of Carl Flesch's legendary teaching career (other luminaries to emerge from his studio in the years between the two World Wars include Ivry Gitlis and Ida Haendel). Possessing an iron technique and a musical intellect of rare insight, Szeryng established himself as one of the pre-eminent concert violinists of the post-World War Two decades.
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

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.