Vivaldi Piazzolla

VIVALDI / PIAZZOLLA (Artist) Format: Audio CD. 4.7 out of 5 stars 50 ratings. Price: $11.99 Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime & FREE Returns Return this item for free. Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges. The strings of the orchestra were placed in the middle of the concert hall and played under their two concertmasters: Vesko Eschkenazy for the Vivaldi and Liviu Prunaru for the Piazzolla. The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni) by Antonio Vivaldi is one of the most popular works in.

December 7, 2020. What do Antonio Vivaldi and Astor Piazzola have in common? The German violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Her new album Four Seasons features the seasons heard through the music of Vivaldi, with his most famous work, The Four Seasons, and Piazzola with his Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.

Arabella, who was born in 1981 to a German father and a Japanese mother, began studying the Suzuki method for violin at the age of three. She went on to the Munich College of Music and later studied with Anne-Sophie Mutter's 'Circle of Friends,' an organization that supports emerging string players.

Arabella was hesitant at first to add to the vast number of recordings of Vivaldi's classic, but as she put it, 'This is still MY first recording of it!' As for Piazzola, Arabella says she loves 'the passion, longing and melancholy' of his music.

The album is arranged to best contrast the composers' two styles. Each season alternates between Piazzola and Vivaldi. Piazzola says he didn't think of his Four Seasons as a cycle consisting of several pieces. They were written as individual works between 1964 and 1970 and premiered in Buenos Aires featuring his Quinteto Nuevo Tango in 1970. His Seasons clearly employ the feel of the tango.

Listen to Arabella play Vivaldi's 'Winter' with the Munich Chamber Orchestra:

Contrast that with 'Summer' by Piazzola:

Last year, Arabella played '20 Questions' with the Violin Channel:

Enjoy the contrast of the four seasons in the northern hemisphere of Vivaldi and the southern hemisphere of Piazzola in Arabella Steinbacher's Four Seasons, the WRTI Classical Album of the Week.

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Vivaldi was a master of his art in that he was capable of composing music which spoke more powerfully than words. The Four Seasonsputs Vivaldi’s mastery on full display. For each season, there is a corresponding concerto which provides a vivid musical portrait. Argentina’s tango master, Astor Piazzolla took a different spin on this concept with his piece Four Seasons of Buenos Aires which exudes a distinct Latin flair.

Vivaldi Piazzolla

Mobile favorite Chee-Yun will be returning to perform these incredible works. Her first public performance was at the age of 8 and by the age of 13 she had already performed with the New York Philharmonic. Since then, Chee-Yun has performed with many of the world’s foremost orchestras. She plays the Stradivarius “Ex-Strauss” (Cremona, 1708), which is on loan through the generous efforts of the Samsung Foundation of Culture of Korea and the Stradivari Society of Chicago, Illinois.

January 20, 2018 7:30pm-9:30pm
January 21, 2018 2:30pm-4:30pm


Scott Speck conductor
Chee-Yun violin

Golijov Last Round
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

In Memory of Judy Shirk:
Mary Josephine Larkins Foundation
The Shirk Family

Vivaldi Piazzolla

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