Composed in the early eighteenth century, Vivaldi’s programmatic Four Seasons were published with a suite of poems dedicated to the sensory experiences of la primavera (spring), l’estate (summer), l’autunno (autumn) and l’inverno (winter). This beloved music has inspired countless arrangements and remixes, from opera to video games and everything in between.
On the other side of the Atlantic, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons were originally scored for violin, piano, electric guitar, double bass and bandoneon – an expressive concertina frequently featured in tango music. The CSO will present Leonid Desyatnikov’s popular orchestral arrangement, which elegantly references Vivaldi’s Seasons from over two centuries earlier.
Kirsten Williams Director, Violin
Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Astor Piazzolla (Arr. Desyatnikov) Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
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