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.”

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Concerto In E Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring)
Concerto In E Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
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Concerto In E Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring): II. Largo
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Concerto In E Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring): III. Allegro
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Concerto In G Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)
Concerto In G Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): I. Allegro Non Molto
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Concerto In G Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): II. Adagio
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Concerto In G Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Presto
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Concerto In F Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn)
Concerto In F Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): I. Allegro
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Concerto In F Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): II. Adagio Molto
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Concerto In F Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn): III. Allegro
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Concerto In F Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)
Concerto In F Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro Non Molto
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Concerto In F Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): II. Largo
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Concerto In F Minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): III. Allegro
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Sonata In G Minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, "Devil's Trill Sonata"
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Joshua Bell Interview (Bonus Track)
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The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 315, "Summer": III. Presto
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