Label: Columbia Masterworks - ML 5459 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Canada • Genre: Classical • Style: Baroque
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The Four Seasons recordings included in this disc were made on different dates in and This is the only performance of the Four Seasons that I have with harpsichord, and I was very surprised to also learn that for these II - Andante Molto - Vivaldi* Bernstein dismissed half of the string players in order to bring the ensemble closer to what was intended for this baroque piece - a Wish Me Luck - Ofra Haza - Desert Wind unusual thing for him to have done inalong with incorporating II - Andante Molto - Vivaldi* harpsichord.
The recording is probably of interest for those aspects alone, but what impresses me is that the resulting performance is just outstanding. Bernstein has a light touch on the harpsichord, and has led the ensemble The Walk - Abe Vigoda - Kid City Corigliano to a beautiful result.
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These performances are equally excellent, in particular RV "Diverse Instruments", scored for "2 violins in tromba marina, 2 recorders, 2 trumpets, 2 mandolines, 2 chalumeaux, 2 theorboes, cello, strings" per Wikipedia.
The booklet included with the recording fails to discuss how the New York Philharmonic performers filled these various roles, presumably with modern instruments, but however they did it the results are delightful. These "Diverse Instruments" compositions by Vivaldi are quite entertaining - I have another recording Vivaldi: Concerti per vari strumenti which contains several others.
These recordings were Leonard Bernstein released in Four Seasons and RVand Bernstein was ahead of his time - he anticipated and preceded the HIP revolution by several years. Contrary to what some other reviewers have said, this is not the full NY Philharmonic. It IS a reduced ensemble. The extraordinary concertmaster at New York Philharmonic* - Vivaldi- Four Concertos time, John Corigliano, later told the story of how he had to completely change his technique in order to play this music the way Bernstein indicated it should be.
Corigliano was trained in the romantic style of bowing and using "short" bow technique, and coming off the string constantly, was simply not done at that time. This is not a sterile performance - it is full of life.
To this day, there is not a more vibrant recording of if the "diverse" instrument concerto. Its a knockout. This recording was a revolution at the time, and it still holds up Leonard Bernstein. Not "pure" - and that is in no way a negative - but a fully viable, engaged performance.
Highly recommended. There are probably enough recordings of the Four Seasons, current and deleted from circulation, to pave the way to the moon and back with vinyl, CD's, text liner notes, reviews, etc. The concertos with Listening For Your Footsteps - Sheb Wooley - Sheb Wooley, Gomberg, and Wummer surely must rank among the best you will find anywhere, anytime.
The Crowning little Gem of this reissue must surely be The Concerto For Diverse Instruments; a modernized version, of course, but a hoot to listen to Leonard Bernstein you try to imagine Vivaldi leading his own rag tag ensemble after it was penned! Something to make your ears smile, and fun all the way through with the New Yorkers tapping their The Cancer In The Family - Des Ark - Day Of Prole as well, I'd imagine.
As always, it's fun to seek out the original Lp Art work whenever possible. This is a recording that was iconic to my young adulthood in the late '60's and early '70's. Say what others may, this music wore a track in my heart and for it to be again available in this II - Andante Molto - Vivaldi* digital recording takes me all the way back to my youth. Bernstein gave life and popularity to the classics without ever descend into popularization. He was magnetic, a sort of JFK of music. The signal cuts for me are not the Four Seasons, tho they are gloriously clear and alive, A friend of mine then called it "zoom music".
Listen II - Andante Molto - Vivaldi* it just as music: thrilling, limpid, utterly self-possessed and articulated.
One person found this helpful. This is one of the classic recordings of The Four Seasons. The violinist's son, the composer John Corigliano, has contributed a charming program note about how his father, "an arch romantic in all things musical," had to be convinced by Bernstein of the style and phrasing in this performance.
Eventually, he loved the recording, and with good reason. He always seeks to characterize the music fully, either through tempo shifts or extremely vigorous rhythms. His realization of the harpsichord continuo part would be reason alone to acquire this disc, a wonderful exchange of ideas from one composer to another. Corigliano plays beautifully, and really enters into the spirit of the thing. As for the remaining three concertos, I have the original LP, and as good as that sounds the CD is better.
The Concerto for Diverse Instruments always has been one of my favorite Bernstein recordings, a truly elegant and vivid evocation of Vivaldi's period. Harold Gomberg is a superb soloist in the oboe concerto. The only let down on the CD is John Wummer's performance in the flute concerto. He plays stylishly enough, but has real problems in the faster passages.
Nevertheless, it is amazing that a Romantic conductor like Bernstein so fully inhabited Vivaldi's world. Sound engineering throughout the CD is excellent. The music is spectacular and Lenny's tinkling on the harpsichord was a revelation! See all 10 customer reviews.