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VIVALDI: 12 Violin Concertos, Op. 8 / The 4 Seasons (Kaufman) (1947, 1950)

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VIVALDI: 12 Violin Concertos, Op. 8 / The 4 Seasons (Kaufman) (1947, 1950)

Composer(s):Vivaldi, Antonio
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.110297-98
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps


Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

This is a very special Four Seasons. Recorded in Carnegie Hall in December 1947 by Louis Kaufmann, a soloist of distinction, very famous in America in his day, and the Concert Hall Chamber Orchestra directed by Henry Swoboda, it was the work’s recording première. Some 3,000 sets were pressed—and so too was re-established the reputation of Antonio Vivaldi. All but forgotten for over two centuries, he was soon to become renowed as the composer of the most familiar and most popular classical piece in the entire concert repertory. Kaufman went on to record the other eight Concertos of Op. 8 on Zurich in 1950 with the Winterthur Symphony Orchestra conducted by Clemens Dahinden, who was a natural Vivaldian and supported him well.


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