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PIERS ADAMS – recorders
JULIA BISHOP – violin
ANGELA EAST – cello
DAVID WRIGHT – harpsichord

Founded in 1997, and named after the flame-haired priest, Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has given several hundred concerts in many of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Moscow December Nights Festival, Schwetzingen ... Read more in Amazon's Red Priest Store

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  • Performer: Piers Adams recorders, Julia Bishop violin, Angela East cello, Howard Beach harpsichord
  • Orchestra: Red Priest
  • Conductor: none
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli
  • Audio CD (1 Feb. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Red Priest
  • ASIN: B001GWG36G
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,333 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Vivaldi. Concerto in E Major RV269, Spring
2. Vivaldi. Concerto in G Minor RV315, Summer
3. Vivaldi. Concerto in F Major RV293, Autumn
4. Vivaldi. Concerto in F Minor RV297, Winter
5. Corelli. The Christmas Concerto

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Roberts on 7 Nov. 2010
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If you are looking for yet another straight, virtuosic runthrough of this most well-known of works, look somewhere else - but wait - give this a listen. It's stunning!
I love the recorder, I love playing it and listening to it. Piers Adams is the successor to Franz Bruggen - virtuosic playing that makes you gasp and say 'how does he do that?' - a painful observation from someone who can make a nice noise, but whose fingers can't keep up.
To get a taste, jump to the first movement of 'Winter' which is breathtaking.
Melodic runs that move at cheetah speed, pure, punchy, ballsy playing, but elegant with it. If Casanova was a musician, he'd be Piers Adams, hypnotising mere humans with his technical brilliance and sneaking away into the shadows with mesmerised Venetian courtesans (or naughty nuns), whilst their chaperones sit, stuck to their gilded chairs and unable to move or speak.

'Spring' with animal calls, bursts into enthusiastic, fervent, fecund life. The richness of the tone from the string players, Julia Bishop and Angela East, accompanied by surely the coolest harpsichordist around, Howard Beach blends perfectly into a smooth and powerful woodland grove, finishing with a (no doubt) naked romp to celebrate the season.

The storm movement in 'Summer' is of course, wildly exciting. The pure, but panpipe-like tone of the descant recorder, in perfect coordination with the violin and cello is something I've never encountered. I'm guessing here, but this is no ordinary recorder.
I love the horn-like recorders in Autumn, ooh, playing two recorders at the same time...good stuff.

I'm not so sure about the middle movement of 'Winter'. If I was a purist, I'd bitch about the jazzing up of this, but why the hell not?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
More Priest! Less Pope! 20 Mar. 2011
By Schmedley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I used to think that I could play the recorder. After hearing the phenomenal talent of Piers Adams, not so much. He and the rest of this group of brilliant musicians have given me a greater appreciation for the music of the baroque and renaissance periods as well as a much healthier respect for the recorder, an instrument that gets taken for granted as a child's learning toy. In the hands of a master like Adams, it rivals any modern flute and has a much sweeter, dusky tone.

Thanks to Amazon for making this and the other albums available -- I've been looking for Red Priest recordings for years in conventional venues without much luck. Amazon, you still need to get RP's "The Four Seasons" into the MP3 catalog!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Incredible performance by everyone! 16 Mar. 2010
By B. R. Olsen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Every artist has their opportunity to display their professional skill and the group creates a magical sound for this unforgetable music. A real joy to listen to.
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