Astor Piazzolla (arr. Peter von Wienhardt): Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

  1. 1) III. Primavera Porteña (Spring)

    4.51

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Concerto no. 1 in E Major, op. 8, RV 269 "Spring"

  1. 2) I. Allegro

    3.23

  2. 3) II. Largo e pianissimo sempre

    2.45

  3. 4) III. Allegro pastorale

    4.12

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Peter von Wienhardt): Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

  1. 5) I. Verano Porteño (Summer)

    7.40

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer"

  1. 6) I. Allegro non molto

    5.06

  2. 7) II. Adagio e piano - Presto e forte

    2.26

  3. 8) III. Presto

    2.47

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Peter von Wienhardt): Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

  1. 9) IV. Otoño Porteño (Fall)

    6.45

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Concerto No. 3 in F Major, Op. 8, RV 293, "Fall"

  1. 10) I. Allegro

    5.16

  2. 11) II. Adagio molto

    2.26

  3. 12) III. Allegro

    3.28

Astor Piazzolla (arr. Peter von Wienhardt): Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

  1. 13) II. Invierno Porteño (Winter)

    7.45

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons. Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter"

  1. 14) I. Allegro non molto

    3.39

  2. 15) II. Largo

    2.00

  3. 16) III. Allegro

    3.40

CD information

LIVELY COMBINATION OF BAROQUE AND TANGO

Star violinist Arabella Steinbacher presents Antonio Vivaldi’s world-famous Four Seasons alongside Astor Piazzolla’s Cuatro estaciones porteñas, creating a lively combination of baroque and tango. The enormous popularity of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons tends to make us forget the original and ground-breaking nature of these violin concertos. Coupling them with Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires makes both pieces sound fresher than ever before, thanks to Steinbacher’s personal engagement with the repertoire and the inspired accompaniment of the Münchener Kammerorchester. Piazzolla’s music is performed here in a new arrangement for violin and string orchestra by Peter von Wienhardt, whose Strauss song arrangements on Steinbacher’s previous album Aber der Richtige … (2018) were extensively praised by the press.

Arabella Steinbacher, a multiple award-winner with an extensive PENTATONE discography, is accompanied by the players of the Münchener Kammerorchester, who make their PENTATONE debut.

Released physically as Hybrid SACD.

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