Vivaldi: Four Seasons; Violin Concertos* RV 199, 347 & 356

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COMPOSERS: Vivaldi
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Four Seasons; Violin Concertos* RV 199, 347 & 356
PERFORMER: London PO; *Israel PO/ Itzhak Perlman (violin)
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 965 9422

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This is Vivaldi with a very high gloss indeed, but Perlman also imparts great rhythmic zest to this extremely familiar music, and uses moderately small orchestral forces, so the results are beguiling. Michael Tanner