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VIVALDI: The Four Seasons (PAL)



VIVALDI: The Four Seasons (PAL)

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons

Op.8, Nos. 1-4 (c.1725)

Julia Fischer violin
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Kenneth Sillito

'Fischer's playing is stylish and technically strong...with some gorgeously sonorous passage-work. The Academy's accompaniments are mint-condition.' Classic fM

'It's no surprise that Julia Fischer,with her looks of classic beauty,has been treated to a video debut... This clear and refreshing in a traditional way, with immaculate intonation from the soloist.' Gramophone

Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 anamorphic
Running time: 105 mins DVD 9
Sound format: Surround Sound / LPCM Stereo
Menu languages: GB
Subtitle languages: D/F/ES (PAL), LA (NTSC)
Cat. No.: OA 0818 D PAL OA 0819 D NTSC

'Fischer injects vivacity and attention to detail in her interpretation of the familiar work and the images in both edits are a delight' AD-LIB

Two dazzling picture edits over one sumptuous soundtrack bring new life to Vivaldi's perennial work. Choose between the 'director's cut' with stunning images of the changing seasons, filmed at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, or the 'performance edit' with shots of Julia Fischer and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, in the garden's futuristic glass dome by Norman Foster.

The sensational young violinist Julia Fischer brings a fresh and sparkling interpretation of this popular work.


  • "When you reach a goal…" - an interview with Julia Fischer
  • "Favourite Seasons"- views on the seasons' moods and Vivaldi's music
  • 'Director's cut' and 'performance edit' options

Eighteen year-old Julia Fischer - 'not a talent, but a full-fledged phenomenal violinist'
Die Welt (Germany)


Vivaldi, Antonio

Label: Opus Arte

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: OA0818D

Barcode: 0809478000181

Distribution Note(s):

Listening samples not available for this release.

Currently not available on CD

Release Date: 09/2002

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