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There have been numerous interpretations of this great and very famous piece of music from the Italian composer Vivaldi. Most of them too wrapped in grandiose orchestral textures, so that the intimate details of this stunning chamber music gets lost. Too many versions that - even worse - sounds a bit like muzak and so on, which in my opinion have given many people the wrong idea about this great music, as something nice enough for background music...
The Italian ensemble Il Giadino Armonico have fortunately, with their great insight into this music, given us a - dare I say - definite version of The Four Seasons, so rich in atmosphere and beauty, so musical and exiting - with all the nearness and details, combined with a great `nerve' and edge, which makes this music really come alive.
Great production too - this sound is impeccable - rest assure that this version will grow on you and that you will discover many musical details you never heard before in this music. This is musicianship of the highest standard.