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Reviews: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Kuijken

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Review by GBL2001 May 29, 2007 (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
If you like the 4 seasons this is an alternative version you must have
It is totally different than the other reference version from, Il Giardino Armonico, or Fabio Biondi or Carmignola
This is a chamber version with only 6 players
4 Violins (each of them plays as soloist in one of the 4 concertos) one viola and a harpsichord
In certain parts, one of the violin is replace by a “shoulder Violoncello”, who is a rebuild of an instrument use occasionally at the baroque period
The booklet will explain you all the details
The interpretation is nice and vivid and the sound is really good, especially in stereo SACD (I didn’t try the multi-channel one)
So in summary an excellent version to have as a complementary one, next to a more classical interpretation
They are also as complement a Violoncello concerto played with this famous rebuilt Shoulder Violoncello and the Folia sonata, both are very good too
Buy it and enjoy

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