Instrumentation: Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss; Isabelle van Keulen (violin & conductor)
Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" are among the most popular works in the classical canon. The four violin concertos are a stage hit, but also away from the concert hall they are part of our cultural memory as advertising jingle or ringtone. Countless arrangements and adaptations have been created in the meantime. But rarely has Vivaldi's original been disassembled and reassembled as meticulously as by Max Richter. Richter layers Vivaldi fragments on top of each other as a magically moving soundscape, adding new facets through electronic interjections. The Violin Concerto No. 2 by Philipp Glass, the US-American old master of minimal music, is conceived as a parallel to Vivaldi's "Seasons". With neo-baroque drive, it catapults Vivaldi's suggestive nature paintings into our present. Sound finesse and virtuosity are called for here - and violin virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen has both in abundance.
Program: M. Richter, Vivaldi Revisited / Ph. Glass, Violin Concerto No. 2 ("The American Four Seasons")
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