Featured Album: Vivaldi Recomposed

Richter Four Seasons Recomposed

How many times have you heard Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons? How many times do you think violinists and orchestras have performed it? It is one of the most popular and iconic works in classical music (actually, Baroque music), and with good reason: it’s full of color, evocative and powerful. Max Richter has taken this unforgettable music and “Recomposed” it for violinist Daniel Hope, the Concerthaus Chamber Orchestra of Berlin and conductor André de Ridder (Richter also plays the Moog Synthesizer), and released it on Deutsche Grammophon. Listen to it this week as our Featured Album!

Ensemble Matheus

This Wednesday’s Carnegie Hall Live presents Ensemble Matheus, performing three Baroque (and rival!) composers: Antonio Vivaldi, George Frederic Handel and the lesser known Nicola Antonio Porpora.

Performers
Ensemble Matheus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Director and Violin
Veronica Cangemi, Soprano
Laurence Paugam, Violin
Claire-Lise Démettre, Cello
Jérôme Pernoo, Cello

Program
HANDEL Overture to Serse
HANDEL “Frondi tenere” from Serse
HANDEL “Ombra mai fù” from Serse
VIVALDI “Gelosia” from Ottone in Villa
VIVALDI Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Cello, Strings, and Continuo from L’estro armonico, Op. 3, No. 11
VIVALDI “Zeffiretti che sussurate” from Ercole su’l Termodonte
VIVALDI Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings, and Continuo, RV 531
VIVALDI “Se mai senti” from Catone in Utica
PORPORA Concerto in G Major for Cello
VIVALDI “Siam navi all’onde algenti” from L’Olimpiade

Photo Credit: Edouard Brane