The Four Seasons - Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood

The Four Seasons

Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood

  • Genre: Classical
  • Release Date: 1983-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 12

  • ℗ 1983 Decca Music Group Limited

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 1, Christopher Hirons, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music & Nigel North 3:29 USD 1.29
2
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 1, Christopher Hirons, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music & Nigel North 2:29 USD 1.29
3
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 1, Christopher Hirons, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music & Nigel North 3:56 USD 1.29
4
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 2, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, John Holloway & Nigel North 5:29 USD 1.29
5
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 2, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, John Holloway & Nigel North 2:04 USD 1.29
6
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 2, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, John Holloway & Nigel North 2:41 USD 1.29
7
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 3, Alison Bury, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music & Nigel North 5:05 USD 1.29
8
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 3, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, Alison Bury & Nigel North 2:21 USD 1.29
9
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 3, Alison Bury, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music & Nigel North 3:08 USD 1.29
10
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 4, Catherine Mackintosh, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music & Nigel North 3:26 USD 1.29
11
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 4, Catherine Mackintosh, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music & Nigel North 2:00 USD 1.29
12
Violin Concerto, Op. 8, No. 4, Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, Catherine Mackintosh & Nigel North 3:06 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • Pure Beauty

    5
    By SprHroRcrtr
    Enchanting Vivaldi interpretation by Hogwood! So beautiful...
  • crisp and cool, warm and soothing

    5
    By orpheus_turns_around
    Performing baroque/classical music on instruments of the period, (which is en vogue these days) has its challenges mainly due to the technical limitations of the instruments themselves and the sheer difficulty of playing them. Thankfully, for the Academy of Ancient Music, this sort of thing is very "old hat." Many of us familiar with Vivaldi's Four Seasons played in large concert halls with gargantuan orchestras will delight in the intimate resosance and clarion articulation of Hogwood's sholarly orchestration based on what Vivaldi himself would have been familiar with. While many might argue with Hogwood's "clinical" approach, I appreciate his passion for presenting the composer's point of view. Listen to this immortal work again, for the first time. I guarantee this will be your favorite recording of the Four seasons, hands down.
  • light

    4
    By fotohosk
    This is a lovely, light and airy recording. This is a different interpretation than most versions. It doesn't have the over-full sound of the entire orchestra competing for sound. The instruments are clean and crisp. I don't know if it's just the engineering, but the strings sound a bit "brassy" at times. The harpsichord in the Autumn movements is metallic sounding and ping-y. The Winter movements have a delicate balance between the instruments that lets all be heard without competition. Quite nice violin work.

Comments