15 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The opening measures of this stately performance announce the ensemble's unusual approach: Instead of leaping with joy at the first sounds of "Spring," as is typical when interpreting Vivaldi, they hang back a bit. But not at the expense of vibrancy; the stately pace allows for a gleaming interplay to emerge between Joshua Bell and the Fields players. Their crisp dynamics bring the work’s pictorial suggestions to mind: There’s a fragile warmth during the “Adagio Molto” of “Autumn,” and a frigid contrast between the strings in the first movement from “Winter.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The opening measures of this stately performance announce the ensemble's unusual approach: Instead of leaping with joy at the first sounds of "Spring," as is typical when interpreting Vivaldi, they hang back a bit. But not at the expense of vibrancy; the stately pace allows for a gleaming interplay to emerge between Joshua Bell and the Fields players. Their crisp dynamics bring the work’s pictorial suggestions to mind: There’s a fragile warmth during the “Adagio Molto” of “Autumn,” and a frigid contrast between the strings in the first movement from “Winter.”

TITLE TIME
15

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

MicktheSax ,

4 Seasons

I really wanted to buy this, but listening to the sample, all I could hear was JB sniffing!
Where do they stick the microphone on modern violin recordings?

Hugh Williams ,

Good and bad

A beautiful performance by the orchestral spoilt for me by the ego of the soloist. Undoubtably skilled and talented, but out of proportion, in my humble opinion.

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