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Vivaldi : The Four Seasons

Ars Antiqua Austria - Gunar Letzbor

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Austrian Baroque music takes center stage in the repertoire of this unusual Baroque ensemble. The music performed at the Imperial Court in Vienna at this time was initially heavily influenced by the music of Italy, later by that of France; Spanish court ceremonial also had important artistic effects in Vienna. The typical Austrian sound of this era was characterized by the impact of its many royal domains. The political and societal boundaries of Baroque Austria stretched much further than nowadays. Elements of Slavic, Hungarian and Alpine folk music styles had lasting effects on art music, making up its specific sound.

But the Austrian sound also reflects the temperament and the character of the people of the time: placed within the melting pot of many diverse cultures, amalgamating Mediterranean zest for life, Slavic melancholy, French formalism, Spanish royal ceremony and the original Alpine elements of the German-speaking period. This mixture of court music and folk music with a dance-like character outlines the typically Austrian sound.

The ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria is dedicated to musicological research of Austrian Baroque composers. The abundance of rediscovered works led to several successful premiere recordings, including albums featuring the works of R. Weichlen, H.I.F. Biber, G. Arnold, F. J. Aumann, and more. In the words of conductor Gunar Letzbor: “It is almost impossible nowadays to perform Vivaldi’s music without any preconceptions, even if one engages with it only rarely. Vivaldi’s sound is ubiquitous… There is so much to discover amongst his works, away from mainstream sounds. This recording and its preparation: practicing in peace and quiet, trying out sounds, receiving and discarding ideas, taking in the texts, rediscovering melodies, and if possible, never listening to any Vivaldi recordings”. © Challenge Records

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Violin Concerto in E Major "La Primavera", RV 269 (Antonio Vivaldi)

1
I. Allegro
Gunar Letzbor
00:03:39

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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2
II. Largo
Gunar Letzbor
00:02:30

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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3
III. Danza Pastorale
Gunar Letzbor
00:03:58

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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Violin Concerto in G Minor "Estate“, RV 315 (Antonio Vivaldi)

4
I. Allegro non molto
Gunar Letzbor
00:05:57

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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5
II. Adagio
Gunar Letzbor
00:02:21

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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6
III. Presto
Gunar Letzbor
00:02:44

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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Violin Concerto in F Major "Autumno", RV 293 (Antonio Vivaldi)

7
I. Allegro I
Gunar Letzbor
00:05:28

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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8
II. Adagio molto
Gunar Letzbor
00:03:01

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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9
III. Allegro II
Gunar Letzbor
00:03:44

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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Violin Concerto in F Minor "L’Inverno", RV 297 (Antonio Vivaldi)

10
I. Allegro non molto
Gunar Letzbor
00:03:57

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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11
II. Largo
Gunar Letzbor
00:02:08

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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12
III. Allegro
Gunar Letzbor
00:04:41

Antonio Vivaldi, Composer - Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist

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Concerto in D minor (Frantisek Jiranek)

13
I. Allegro non molto
Gunar Letzbor
00:06:19

Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist - František Jiránek, Composer

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14
II. Grave
Gunar Letzbor
00:03:04

Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist - František Jiránek, Composer

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15
III. Allegro
Gunar Letzbor
00:05:56

Ars Antiqua Austria, MainArtist - František Jiránek, Composer

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Album Description

Austrian Baroque music takes center stage in the repertoire of this unusual Baroque ensemble. The music performed at the Imperial Court in Vienna at this time was initially heavily influenced by the music of Italy, later by that of France; Spanish court ceremonial also had important artistic effects in Vienna. The typical Austrian sound of this era was characterized by the impact of its many royal domains. The political and societal boundaries of Baroque Austria stretched much further than nowadays. Elements of Slavic, Hungarian and Alpine folk music styles had lasting effects on art music, making up its specific sound.

But the Austrian sound also reflects the temperament and the character of the people of the time: placed within the melting pot of many diverse cultures, amalgamating Mediterranean zest for life, Slavic melancholy, French formalism, Spanish royal ceremony and the original Alpine elements of the German-speaking period. This mixture of court music and folk music with a dance-like character outlines the typically Austrian sound.

The ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria is dedicated to musicological research of Austrian Baroque composers. The abundance of rediscovered works led to several successful premiere recordings, including albums featuring the works of R. Weichlen, H.I.F. Biber, G. Arnold, F. J. Aumann, and more. In the words of conductor Gunar Letzbor: “It is almost impossible nowadays to perform Vivaldi’s music without any preconceptions, even if one engages with it only rarely. Vivaldi’s sound is ubiquitous… There is so much to discover amongst his works, away from mainstream sounds. This recording and its preparation: practicing in peace and quiet, trying out sounds, receiving and discarding ideas, taking in the texts, rediscovering melodies, and if possible, never listening to any Vivaldi recordings”. © Challenge Records

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