Vivaldi The Four Seasons 180g Hi-Q LP Scratch & Dent
All covers have a minor corner bend. Disc inside is undamaged.
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180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original EMI Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op. 8
led by violinist, conductor Itzhak Perlman.
Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-born violinist, conductor,
and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th and early-21st
centuries, renowned for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and
precision. He has appeared with every major orchestra in the world, showcasing
his talent at music festivals, recitals, and concerts around the world.
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar
status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity
as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who
respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy
of making music, which he communicates. In January 2009, Mr. Perlman was honored
to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece
written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist
Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In December 2003
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts granted Mr. Perlman a Kennedy
Center Honor celebrating his distinguished achievements and contributions to the
cultural and educational life of our nation. In May 2007, he performed at the
State Dinner for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of
Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at the White House.
In addition to his many orchestral and recital appearances throughout the world,
Mr. Perlman performs as conductor with leading orchestras. He was Music Advisor
of the St. Louis Symphony from 2002 to 2004, and he was Principal Guest
Conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 2001 to 2005. He has performed as
conductor with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia
Orchestra, Boston Symphony, National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St.
Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Dallas,
Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Montreal, Atlanta and Toronto, as well as at the
Ravinia and OK Mozart festivals. Internationally, Mr. Perlman has conducted the
Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic, the English
Chamber Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic.
He proudly possesses four Emmy Awards and fifteen Grammy awards. He performed at
the 2006 Academy Awards and at the Juilliard School Centennial gala, broadcast
nationally on Live from Lincoln Center. One of Mr. Perlman’s proudest
achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in
Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List, in which he
performed the violin solos.
"Perlman... presents a personality performance, one which naturally brings
out the individuality of his artistry. So the momentary hesitations in the bird
noises have the finesse of a great artist to make them more compelling, and on
balance Perlman's style of phrasing is a degree freer and more overtly
expressive than Galway's [version for flute], except that for a movement like
the central Adagio of "Summer" he adopts a deliberately simple style, stilling
his vibrato. There is flair too in the quirky contrasts between the alternating
sections of the first movement of that concerto, and generally contrasts of all
kinds are heightened. The LPO strings play with great refinement, and with a
rather more intimate acoustic than to the other versions, the result is both in
scale and sharply defined..." - from the original February 1976 review by
Edward Greenfield of the GRAMOPHONE
Recorded on 18-20 May 1976 at No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London. Engineered by
Stuart Eltham and produced by the legendary Suvi Raj Grubb.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.
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Itzhak Perlman, violin, conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rodney Friend, leader
John Toll, harpsichord
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Four Seasons, Op. 8
Concerto No. 1 in E major (Spring)
Concerto No. 2 in G minor (Summer)
4. Allegro non molto
Concerto No. 3 in F major (Autumn)
2. Adagio molto
Concerto No. 4 in F minor (Winter)
4. Allegro non molto