Anne-Sophie Mutter Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Tartini: The Devil's Trill

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons/Tartini: The Devil's
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon


  • Buy for $1.291.Spring: I. Allegro
  • Buy for $1.292.Spring: Ii. Largo
  • Buy for $1.293.Spring: Iii. Danza Pastorale
  • Buy for $1.294.Summer: I. Allegro Non Molto
  • Buy for $1.295.Summer: Ii. Adagio
  • Buy for $1.296.Summer: Presto
  • Buy for $1.297.Autumn: Allegro
  • Buy for $1.298.Autumn: Adagio molto
  • Buy for $1.299.Autumn: Allegro
  • Buy for $1.2910.Winter: Allegro non molto
  • Buy for $1.2911.Winter: Largo
  • Buy for $1.2912.Winter: Allegro
  • Buy for $1.2913.Sonata In G Minor 'Devil's Trill': Larghetto affetuoso
  • Buy for $1.2914.Sonata In G Minor 'Devil's Trill': Allegro moderato (Tempo giusto della scuola tartiniana
  • Buy for $1.2915.Sonata In G Minor 'Devil's Trill': Andante (Sogni dell'autore)
  • 16.Sonata In G Minor 'Devil's Trill': Allegro assai - Andante - Allegro assai - Andante - Allegro assai - Cadenza - Adagio

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We've grown so accustomed to seeing violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gracing album covers in her flowing formal gowns that this recording of Vivaldi's masterpiece may come as a shock to her fans, at least at first glance. Mutter, it appears, has been influenced by Gap culture, looking relaxed and appearing in jeans on the album cover. To coincide with this release, she even released a music video, featuring the Trondheim Soloists and herself performing the glorious work and looking like they're having a blast. Is this the shape of classical music to come? Let's hope so. Mutter's performance here, as usual, is top-notch. The opening movements of Spring sound delightful, the Summer storm sounds frenzied, and during Winter's second movement, you can practically hear the chill being warded off by a fire. Her impeccable tone is, as usual, gorgeous and the conductorless Trondheims provide a fine, if slightly obscured, accompaniment. Filling out this disc is Tartini's Sonata in G Minor (better known as The Devil's Trill), a wonderful piece of baroque violin virtuosity. There have never been so many recordings of Four Seasons available as right now; there really is no definitive version anymore. This one, however, is easy to recommend. --Jason Verlinde

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