Vivaldi Four Seasons 180g LP
Vivaldi Four Seasons 180g LP Vivaldi Four Seasons 180g LP

Vivaldi Four Seasons 180g LP

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SKU:
TELLP0004
UPC:
888072006249
180g Vinyl LP!
Pressed at Optimal Media!


Craft Recordings is honoring the legacy of Telarc Records by re-releasing four of the most famous titles in the label's long and storied catalog on vinyl LP for the first time in over 35 years.

Seiji Ozawa conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra with violinist Joseph Silverstein for this recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons is the best-loved work by this baroque composer. Performed here by members of the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra, with its legendary conductor Seiji Ozawa, the four movements show Vivaldi's imaginative use of melody, rhythm, harmony and musical texture to paint a vivid portrait of Earth's seasons. This vinyl pressing marks the first for this Telarc title since 1982.

Seiji Ozawa had a fondness for more modern compositions, but his efforts on this 1982 release showcase his versatility with one of the finest performances of The Four Seasons ever recorded and the standard by which many future recordings would come to be judged. With over 500,000 albums sold since its release, it's no wonder that this recording would be chosen as one of the initial four vinyl releases.

This LP was cut, as are all the others, by Eric Boulanger on Stan Ricker's own equipment (with some slight modifications), which Boulanger bought from Ricker's estate.

"The sound of these early Telarcs holds up very, very well with sonic quality that's far superior to most analog orchestral recordings from the "majors" in the mid- to late-1970s. It's not just Stockham's Soundstream recorder, encoding at a bit-depth of 16 and a sampling rate of 50,000Hz. Woods and Renner had the advantage of making these recordings in... very favorable acoustic environments...and Renner's long experience recording large ensembles with a minimalist technique contributed as well to the superb result. The electronics in the recording chain were beyond reproach, and top-notch mastering engineers...cut the lacquers for the original disc..."

"(The) Original pressing... (was) on hand for comparison. The new, thicker record was sonically superior. Instrumental sonorities were richer and more intense..."

"We should not forget that Telarc Records International gave us more than a taste of what was possible 40 years ago and Craft's new vinyl pressings are an excellent way to remember this significant moment in audio history."
- Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound, February 2019

Features:
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Pressed at Optimal Media
• Gatefold jacket
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Joseph Silverstein, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Selections:
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Side 1:
La Primavera (Spring), Op. 8, No. 1 / RV 269
Concerto No. 1 in E Major

1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro
L'Estate (Summer) Op. 8, No. 2 / RV 315
Concerto No. 2 in G minor

4. Allegro non molto
5. Adagio
6. Presto
Side 2:
L'Autunno (Autumn) Op. 8, No. 3 / RV 293
Concerto No. 3 in F Major

1. Allegro
2. Adagio molto
3. Allegro
L'Inverno (Winter) Op. 8, No. 4 / RV 297
Concerto No. 4 in F minor

4. Allegro non molto
5. Largo
6. Allegro
Description
180g Vinyl LP!
Pressed at Optimal Media!


Craft Recordings is honoring the legacy of Telarc Records by re-releasing four of the most famous titles in the label's long and storied catalog on vinyl LP for the first time in over 35 years.

Seiji Ozawa conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra with violinist Joseph Silverstein for this recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Vivaldi's The Four Seasons is the best-loved work by this baroque composer. Performed here by members of the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra, with its legendary conductor Seiji Ozawa, the four movements show Vivaldi's imaginative use of melody, rhythm, harmony and musical texture to paint a vivid portrait of Earth's seasons. This vinyl pressing marks the first for this Telarc title since 1982.

Seiji Ozawa had a fondness for more modern compositions, but his efforts on this 1982 release showcase his versatility with one of the finest performances of The Four Seasons ever recorded and the standard by which many future recordings would come to be judged. With over 500,000 albums sold since its release, it's no wonder that this recording would be chosen as one of the initial four vinyl releases.

This LP was cut, as are all the others, by Eric Boulanger on Stan Ricker's own equipment (with some slight modifications), which Boulanger bought from Ricker's estate.

"The sound of these early Telarcs holds up very, very well with sonic quality that's far superior to most analog orchestral recordings from the "majors" in the mid- to late-1970s. It's not just Stockham's Soundstream recorder, encoding at a bit-depth of 16 and a sampling rate of 50,000Hz. Woods and Renner had the advantage of making these recordings in... very favorable acoustic environments...and Renner's long experience recording large ensembles with a minimalist technique contributed as well to the superb result. The electronics in the recording chain were beyond reproach, and top-notch mastering engineers...cut the lacquers for the original disc..."

"(The) Original pressing... (was) on hand for comparison. The new, thicker record was sonically superior. Instrumental sonorities were richer and more intense..."

"We should not forget that Telarc Records International gave us more than a taste of what was possible 40 years ago and Craft's new vinyl pressings are an excellent way to remember this significant moment in audio history."
- Andrew Quint, The Absolute Sound, February 2019

Features:
• 180g Vinyl LP
• Pressed at Optimal Media
• Gatefold jacket
• Made in Germany

Musicians:
Joseph Silverstein, violin
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Selections:
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Side 1:
La Primavera (Spring), Op. 8, No. 1 / RV 269
Concerto No. 1 in E Major

1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro
L'Estate (Summer) Op. 8, No. 2 / RV 315
Concerto No. 2 in G minor

4. Allegro non molto
5. Adagio
6. Presto
Side 2:
L'Autunno (Autumn) Op. 8, No. 3 / RV 293
Concerto No. 3 in F Major

1. Allegro
2. Adagio molto
3. Allegro
L'Inverno (Winter) Op. 8, No. 4 / RV 297
Concerto No. 4 in F minor

4. Allegro non molto
5. Largo
6. Allegro
ISBN
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Title
The Four Seasons
Composer
Vivaldi
Additional Artists
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Joseph Silverstein
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-16-2018
Release Date
09-12-2018
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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