BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tasmin Little A Violin for All Seasons

A Violin for All Seasons

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tasmin Little

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Released on October 7, 2016 by Chandos

Main artist: Tasmin Little

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Gramophone Editor's Choice (December 2016)

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Album : 1 disk - 16 tracks Total length : 01:02:28

    The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, 'La primavera' (Spring) (Antonio Vivaldi)
  1. 1 I. Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  2. 2 II. Largo e pianissimo sempre

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  3. 3 III. Danza pastorale: Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  4. The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, 'L'estate' (Summer)
  5. 4 I. Allegro non moto

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  6. 5 II. Adagio - Presto

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  7. 6 III. Presto

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  8. The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, 'L'autunno' (Autumn)
  9. 7 I. Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  10. 8 II. Adagio molto

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  11. 9 III. Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  12. The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in F Minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, 'L'inverno' (Winter)
  13. 10 I. Allegro non molto

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  14. 11 II. Largo

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  15. 12 III. Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - David Wright, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  16. Four World Seasons (Roxanna Panufnik)
  17. 13 I. Autumn in Albania

    Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Roxanna Panufnik, Composer Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  18. 14 II. Tibetan Winter

    Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Roxanna Panufnik, Composer - Graham Bradshaw, Artist Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  19. 15 III. Spring in Japan

    Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Roxanna Panufnik, Composer Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

  20. 16 IV. Indian Summer

    Tasmin Little, Artist, MainArtist - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - Roxanna Panufnik, Composer Copyright : (P) 2016 Chandos

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Of the countless recordings of Vivaldi's Four Seasons violin concertos on the market, quite a number pair the set with some other work or works devoted to the seasons. Piazzolla's Cuatro Estaciones Porteños (Buenos Aires Four Seasons) were a popular choice for a while. But English violinist Tasmin Little is onto something new here: a commissioned group of original pieces on the seasonal theme. The Four World Seasons of composer Roxanna Panufnik were written at a rate of one per year between 2008 and 2011 (not 2007, as the track list states) in response to Little's commissions. They are good examples of the style that has made Panufnik one of Britain's most popular contemporary composers, with specific content (here national and pictorial) wedded to a lush, neo-Romantic style that generally avoids sentimentality and maintains a good deal of rigor. Panufnik's four seasons are respectively Albanian (she starts with autumn), Tibetan (with a singing bowl in the orchestra), Japanese (with marvelous bird calls), and Indian (with a nice evocation of Indian pieces at the end of the virtuoso finale). Three are dedicated to Little, and two of those to the fine small Orchestra of the Swan as well, but Little, as conductor, coaxes comparable playing out of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and her connection with Panufnik's music is evident. Less clear is her way with Vivaldi; aside from an active harpsichord continuo realization by David Wright, in which he participates in the pictorialism, there's little that stands out in her reading. And somehow the Panufnik does not really engage in dialogue with the Vivaldi model; despite the theme, her four seasons are self-contained entities. For Panufnik fans, however, this will be an attractive find.

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