ANTONIO VIVALDI: LE QUATTRO STAGIONI (The Four Seasons)
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Code: ACCENT SACD 24179
|Concerto in E major RV 269 (Spring); Concerto in G minor RV 315 (Summer); Concerto in F major RV 293 (Autumn); Concerto in F minor RV (Winter); Concerto in D major for Cello, String & B.C. RV 403; Sonata in D minor, Op. 1 No. 12 RV 63 “La Follia”
TRUE HISTORICAL PERFORMANCES
Based on his elaborate research, Sigiswald Kuijken made two important discoveries: first, in the 18th Century many cello parts were actually meant to be performed on the violoncello da spalla, the little sister of the violoncello, which was played like a violin or viola. Second, that multiple casting of strings was rather the exception than the rule for Vivaldi. Kuijken follows both with this recording and the result seems to prove him right.