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David Grimal|Piazzolla, Vivaldi : Les Quatre Saisons (Les Dissonances / David Grimal)

Piazzolla, Vivaldi : Les Quatre Saisons (Les Dissonances / David Grimal)

Les Dissonances / David Grimal

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This recording by French violinist David Grimal and the chamber orchestra Les Dissonances has a specific goal in mind: proceeds from its sale benefit the homeless through microcredit projects, and the group has performed live concerts for homeless audiences on the street. This unique enterprise should give buyers a strong incentive to purchase the album on its own, but what of the musical content in itself? There are lots of recordings of the Vivaldi Four Seasons violin concertos paired with the Cuatro estaciónes porteñas, or Four Seasons of the Port City (Buenos Aires), tangos by Astor Piazzolla, but this one is unusual in several respects. One is that the Piazzolla works are presented in the "arrangements" by Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov, which are really closer to recompositions than arrangements. Desyatnikov transforms the works into violin-and-orchestra pieces, which is really foreign to their essence. On top of that, he adds quotations from the Vivaldi concertos; his versions are specifically designed for performance in this combination. Grimal and Les Dissonances add a new wrinkle of their own: instead of having the Piazzolla/Desyatnikov seasons follow the Vivaldi concertos, they put the Piazzolla first. This actually works pretty well; the Piazzolla/Desyatnikov pieces, with their suggestions of motives from the Vivaldi, work well as introductions. The group doesn't quite have the nerve to lead with Piazzolla/Desyatnikov, though, so there's one tango (Primavera porteña) left over at the end. That disturbs the symmetry of the whole, and the Vivaldi performances, with their mushy sense of tempo, are no great shakes. None of this detracts from the originality of the whole project, in both social and musical terms.
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1. Allegro
00:03:27

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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2. Largo
00:02:29

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
00:03:48

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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Verano porteno
00:06:32

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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1. Allegro non molto
00:05:36

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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2. Adagio, Presto, Adagio
00:01:55

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'Estate)
00:02:46

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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Otono porteno
00:07:34

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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1. Allegro
00:05:08

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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2. Adagio molto
00:02:26

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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3. Allegro (La Caccia)
00:03:23

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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Invierno porteno
00:07:11

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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1. Allegro non molto
00:03:25

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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2. Largo
00:01:37

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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3. Allegro
00:03:11

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

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Primavera portena
00:06:26

Les Dissonances - David Grimal, conductor

Album Description

This recording by French violinist David Grimal and the chamber orchestra Les Dissonances has a specific goal in mind: proceeds from its sale benefit the homeless through microcredit projects, and the group has performed live concerts for homeless audiences on the street. This unique enterprise should give buyers a strong incentive to purchase the album on its own, but what of the musical content in itself? There are lots of recordings of the Vivaldi Four Seasons violin concertos paired with the Cuatro estaciónes porteñas, or Four Seasons of the Port City (Buenos Aires), tangos by Astor Piazzolla, but this one is unusual in several respects. One is that the Piazzolla works are presented in the "arrangements" by Russian composer Leonid Desyatnikov, which are really closer to recompositions than arrangements. Desyatnikov transforms the works into violin-and-orchestra pieces, which is really foreign to their essence. On top of that, he adds quotations from the Vivaldi concertos; his versions are specifically designed for performance in this combination. Grimal and Les Dissonances add a new wrinkle of their own: instead of having the Piazzolla/Desyatnikov seasons follow the Vivaldi concertos, they put the Piazzolla first. This actually works pretty well; the Piazzolla/Desyatnikov pieces, with their suggestions of motives from the Vivaldi, work well as introductions. The group doesn't quite have the nerve to lead with Piazzolla/Desyatnikov, though, so there's one tango (Primavera porteña) left over at the end. That disturbs the symmetry of the whole, and the Vivaldi performances, with their mushy sense of tempo, are no great shakes. None of this detracts from the originality of the whole project, in both social and musical terms.
© TiVo

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