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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow ! The seasons as you've never heard them before, 4 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Vivaldi- Four Seasons (Audio CD)
I wholeheartedly agree with previous reviewer - fantastic. Heard just a few bars of this on CD review, and thought what on earth is this? It's was the Seasons certainly, but sparse, austere, and thrilling - as orchestrated by Shostakovitch if such a thing can be imagined. No virtuosity, just pure music and thrilling musicianship. It sounded plausibly authentic to my non-expert ears, but authentic or not, an extraordiany performance unarguably. Ordered it the same day - and the whole piece fully lived up to the promise of those few bars on the radio, and a year or so on it's still thrilling. The Seasons has always sounded "modern" to me, whoever's playing, and this version brings out this aspect even more than usual. I must add that this isn't at all a "novelty" version that one tires of and I'm happy to keep it as my only version, at least on CD. Highly recommended !
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