The Grammy-winning baroque ensemble Apollo's Fire play Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling they were meant to be.
If you thought you knew Vivaldi's Four Seasons, one of the most recognisable works in the baroque repertoire, be prepared for surprises.
From bird calls and storms to a barking dog, flies and wasps, drunken peasants, an exhilarating fox hunt with “gunshots,” and more… the story that Vivaldi intended with these pieces is made clear as each concerto is preceded by a quick and polished “tour” of the sound effects to come.
The virtuoso musicians of Apollo’s Fire take turns stepping into the spotlight as a different soloist leads each concerto, bringing Vivaldi’s pictorial descriptions to life.
As heard in major festivals and cities across the U.S.A.