CVS042 - 2CD+DVD - Les Quatre Saisons
CVS042 - 2CD+DVD - Les Quatre SaisonsCVS042 - 2CD+DVD - Les Quatre Saisons

Double CD+DVD - Le Quattro Stagioni - Vivaldi

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The Royal Opera Orchestra, conducted by the virtuoso Andrès Gabetta, brings Vivaldi's Four Seasons face to face with Guido's, in the sumptuous Hall of Mirrors!

Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal

Andrés Gabetta, direction

Antonio Vivaldi (1676 – 1741)
Giovanni Antonio Guido (1675 – 1729)

What if Vivaldi’s famous Quattro Stagioni, performed in Paris in 1728, had been preceded by those of Guido, the star violinist of the Parisian orchestras of Louis XIV’s maturity ? Here, at last, are these two works reunited: to the well-known virtuosity of Vivaldi’s work, of extraordinary impact, Guido’s Seasons oppose a mixture of Italian features and a thousand facets worthy of the French Court, with an infectious ardour! A mysterious Neapolitan who arrived in Paris around 1702 as Music Master to Philippe d’Orléans, Guido was close to the financier Crozat, who in 1716 commissioned Watteau to produce four paintings on the theme of the Seasons: he  set them to music around 1717 with his Scherzi armonici sopra le Quattro Stagioni dell’anno. So, Vivaldi or Guido, who inspired the other ? For this exciting confrontation, the Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal is enriched with wind instruments, and suddenly a thousand colours appear: the song of birds, the hurdy-gurdy of peasant dances,the shepherd’s flute, and the hunting horns!Conducted by the virtuoso Andrés Gabetta, here is all the music of Vivaldi and more: Eight Seasons!

 Recorded at Château de Versailles from December 18th to December 23rd 2020

Find this programme at the Royal Opera On July 16th 2022!

Booklet in french, english, german  - Duration :  Vol.1 36'32  Vol.2 56'56 

 Find this CD in digital format on our Live Opéra Versailles platform!