Framed Vintage Record Album Cover – Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
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Framed Vintage Record Album Cover – Vivaldi The Four Seasons – Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
The 1969 recording by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields conducted by Neville Marriner, featuring soloist Alan Loveday, reputedly moved the piece from the realm of esoterica to that of program and popular staple.
Concerto In E, Op. 8 No. 1, P.241 “La Primavera” (Spring)
A1c Danza Pastorale (Allegro)
Concerto In G, Op. 8 No. 2 P.336 “L’Estate” (Summer)
A2a Allegro Non Molto
A2e Adagio Presto (Tempo Impetuoso D’Estate)
Concerto In F, Op. 8 No. 3 P.257 “L’Autunno” (Autumn)
B1a Allegro (Ballo, O Canto De’ Villaneli)
B1b Adagio Molto (Ubriachi Dormienti)
B1c Allegro (La Caccia)
Concerto In F, Op. 8 No. 4 P.442 “L’Inverno” (Winter)
B2a Allegro Non Molto
Composed By – Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor – Neville Marriner*
Orchestra – Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields*
Organ, Harpsichord – Simon Preston
Violin – Alan Loveday
The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi’s best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of baroque music. The texture of each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. For example, “Winter” is peppered with silvery pizzicato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, whereas “Summer” evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement, which is why the movement is often called “Storm”. The four concertos were written to accompany four sonnets. Though it is not known who wrote these sonnets, there is a theory that Vivaldi wrote them himself, given that each sonnet is broken down into three sections, neatly corresponding to a movement in the concerto. Whoever wrote the sonnets, The Four Seasons may be classified as program music, instrumental music that intends to evoke something extra-musical.
Sir Neville Marriner founded the orchestra as The Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields in London as a small, conductorless string group. The original group numbered 11, all male. Their name comes from Trafalgar Square’s St Martin-in-the-Fields church, where the orchestra gave its first concert on November 13, 1959.
The product measures 12 7/8 inches x 12 7/8 inches x 3/4 inch and weights approximately 3 lbs.
The item shown in the photograph is the actual album cover that you will receive. This is a vintage product and both the album cover and the record have signs of wear. This product is sold as a decorative collectible and not as a playable record album. As such there is no assurance that the vinyl record itself is in a condition that would allow you to enjoy the music if you played it