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stevenstarr
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 16:59
 

doesn't really much matter who's conducting or on which  instrument  a big name might be playing, It's the fact this song is over three hundred years old and still commands so much attention and admiration . I applaud R.P. for playing this and other classical gems. I'm wondering if any of the music we hear in our own time will be listened to three hundred from now. I,m thinking not much if any. Trying to imagine will there still even be music as we know it . I can't imagine life without music so I'm guessing there will be and  I bet they will still be listening to Vivaldi
Tippster
(Washington, DC)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 16:31
 

 Rachoh wrote:
Gaaah — TOO FAST!!! It's such a gorgeous lazy pulse and build up..feels too rushed in this version

 
I... agree?!?!

Drops it to a 9 from a 10.
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 16:30
 

 westslope wrote:
"Love this piece, but this rendition feels a bit rushed to me.  He's tripping through the middle notes without much feeling sometimes, and and doesn't hold the pauses.  I know these scores are interpreted, so he may not be wrong.  Still feels rushed to me, though." -cavetroll about 6 years ago.....

Terrific comment!  

 
Perceptive comment.  I listened to Beethoven's 5th by the Berlin Orchestra so many times I could note the differences in any other version.
Rachoh
(Boston)
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:18
 

Gaaah — TOO FAST!!! It's such a gorgeous lazy pulse and build up..feels too rushed in this version
Clark_Novato
(Novato, CA)
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 11:17
 

too many notes
aelfheld
Posted: Jul 19, 2017 14:24
 

This comes at an opportune time.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: May 19, 2017 11:46
 

 max_p wrote:

yes always felt Vivaldi was a rocker wrt Classical

 
...and he looks pretty good on that album cover for someone over 330 years old.
Tomasni
Posted: May 19, 2017 11:45
 

Thank you  Antonio Vivaldi
for Seasons - Summer

tambu
(Far Far Away)
Posted: May 19, 2017 11:41
 

Masterpieces...
sillyhead
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 23:35
 

Thanks for this.  It seems off the beaten path-ISH for this station, but I love that it's really not.  :)
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Nov 16, 2016 16:28
 

Nigel's interpretation of this whole Suite is the best in my opinion.
Edit: Duh, I made this comment previously...therefore, it must be true? {#Roflol}
KalleB
(German Plain)
Posted: Oct 16, 2016 15:10
 

I wonder which contemporary music will be listened to touched in 300 years ...

For that reason: Godlike, nothing less.
decorgirl
(Alberta, Canada)
Posted: Aug 14, 2016 20:57
 

Bittersweet violin of summer.   🎻 
 
giammin
Posted: May 11, 2016 6:34
 

 chiplueck wrote:
I was just telling a friend about the wonders of Radio Paradise and the eclectic playlists when this track came on right after The Doors. Where else can you find such awesome segues?

 
the same today... after love street
max_p
Posted: Mar 08, 2016 10:37
 

 coloradojohn wrote:
A prof teaching a Music class at CU told us on the first day, "You know, Rock and Roll is structurally just a modern form of Classical Music. You've got the repetition of a theme, with variations, and a return to the theme..." He turned us on to the good stuff, too! Rock it!

 
yes always felt Vivaldi was a rocker wrt Classical
 
coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 20:11
 

A prof teaching a Music class at CU told us on the first day, "You know, Rock and Roll is structurally just a modern form of Classical Music. You've got the repetition of a theme, with variations, and a return to the theme..." He turned us on to the good stuff, too! Rock it!
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Nov 03, 2015 16:09
 

"Love this piece, but this rendition feels a bit rushed to me.  He's tripping through the middle notes without much feeling sometimes, and and doesn't hold the pauses.  I know these scores are interpreted, so he may not be wrong.  Still feels rushed to me, though." -cavetroll about 6 years ago.....

Terrific comment!  
Ishwara
(Bermuda)
Posted: Oct 03, 2015 9:22
 

Glorious Vivaldi !!!
chiplueck
Posted: Aug 01, 2015 16:31
 

I was just telling a friend about the wonders of Radio Paradise and the eclectic playlists when this track came on right after The Doors. Where else can you find such awesome segues?
scraig
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Jul 01, 2015 12:32
 


Classic movie too...
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: May 31, 2015 1:53
 

I am not a hater of classic music, but on this station it is to much in these days.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Apr 29, 2015 6:44
 

I've heard a lot of versions of the Four Seasons over the last 30 years and I like this rendition by Nigel Kennedy the best.
kennewicksheri
Posted: Apr 29, 2015 6:41
 

such joy to awaken to Vivaldi
ooh my .. what a surprise...
Thank you for bringing balance and beauty into my life today.....
Summer !! 
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:48
 

Evviva l'eclettismo!
bitbanger
(Just South of the Willy B)
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 15:12
 

Tony sure could swing for a guy from the 18th century. There is a reason we are still listening to this even after all these years.
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Jun 19, 2014 13:12
 

I think Kennedy manages this whole suite better than anyone.
Cueburned
(East Coast Canada)
Posted: Jun 19, 2014 13:12
 

I'm in a greenhouse on a farm on a spring afternoon transplanting Jalapeno peppers to match the tomatillo plants in the next bed. Object - salsa verde.  Thanks for the romantic soundtrack.
 
Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury)
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 9:06
 

 guuztaart wrote:
sorry, but i dont listen to RP for this kind of music
recently i seems that the music choices have changed, i hear more classic jazz etc. i don't like it 

 
....... no problem, you have 1000's of stations out there although 99.9% of them are not in the same league as Bill and Rebecca's RP  
guuztaart
(Rotterdam)
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 8:46
 

sorry, but i dont listen to RP for this kind of music
recently i seems that the music choices have changed, i hear more classic jazz etc. i don't like it 
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 17, 2014 8:43
 

 Businessgypsy wrote:
Is there a convention for listing the composer over the performer when dealing with the classical musical catalogue? Seems to be a matter of stature, not period. Curious regarding your preference in these cases, Mr. Goldsmith. Thanks, as always, for a wonderfully curated experience.

 
Yes, absolutely.  The composer is the one who always gets the top credit/billing in my experience with classical.  I do not want to try to pass myself off as someone who is in the business of classical music in any way --  I just listen to a lot and I follow several classical music programs over many years.  I also purchase a lot.  Also, this is one of my pet peeves.  I write frequently here of the primacy of the composer/songwriter over the performer.   Many people have the complete opposite point of view, and they may even be in the majority.  But for classical recording performances the composer should be at the top of the billing.
Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: Nov 10, 2013 10:56
 

Is there a convention for listing the composer over the performer when dealing with the classical musical catalogue? Seems to be a matter of stature, not period. Curious regarding your preference in these cases, Mr. Goldsmith. Thanks, as always, for a wonderfully curated experience.
scadawizard
(Napa Valley, California)
Posted: Nov 10, 2013 10:50
 

I'm not crabby any more.{#Sunny}


Nix
Posted: Oct 10, 2013 0:14
 

I feel like I have been swept to a heavenly place, in a second, and weight lifted off my shoulders. Totally unexpected. Absolutely beautiful.
stephw
(From The Great White North)
Posted: Aug 08, 2013 10:03
 

{#Good-vibes} mmm, Vivaldi, I'm in the zone!
sedim
(Fair Haven, NJ)
Posted: Jul 07, 2013 16:02
 

Fantastic, great and very refreshing!!!!!
Isabeau
(sou' tex)
Posted: Jun 05, 2013 20:18
 

Antonio! Antonio! Ma Bella!!  *swoon*   

The Jimmy Page of his day... women did faint.  
devilturtle
Posted: Jun 05, 2013 20:17
 

A timeless classic!  Musical Genius!  Nothing like it... except maybe Yakety Sax. 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 03, 2013 21:04
 


marvelous...  love it...
 
DJ_BellsEye
Posted: Apr 03, 2013 20:58
 

Thank you.
Albinoni's Adagio next please!
Did you see the movie Gallipoli? That film made the adagio famous.
But Vivaldi- it's late Tuesday night, i'm writing, i need just a little more creative juice,
so i check out RP and see what's playing...  ...  ...
Vivaldi's 4 Seasons, on RP, latenight... ... ...
nice.
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 03, 2013 9:34
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

I believe that Vivaldi was very well known during his lifetime and enjoyed popularity for his musical innovations across Europe; witness commissions from various nobility, his eminence in the Venetian opera in the early 18th century, and his notorious nickname, The Red Priest. While he wasn't as popular as many of his contemporaries, notably Scarlatti, his long, profuse career and almost continuous patronage would give testament to some renown. Nobles didn't commission works nor did patrons attend operas of a composer whose work wasn't highly regarded.
 

Cool.  Thanks.  I think they meant he was not internationally famous.  But point taken.  If I had to think of the band that in 200 years people will look back on and say 'why weren't they huge?'  No doubt about it — it would be Gomez.
vanmas
(Leiden, Netherlands)
Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:54
 

It's winter time! Only for a short moment...
Te whole peace would be nice on Radio Paradise!
LizK
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: Dec 30, 2012 17:42
 

 kcar wrote:

Gotta agree with cavetroll: this version does feel rushed and quite forced at times, like the players are really trying to punch this up for a modern audience. Some of Kennedy's playing of the Four Seasons is amazing, though, especially "Winter." 
 
Thank you for the purchasing recommendation. I found this lagniappe to be sublime.
lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:46
 

 ziakut wrote:
The violin is heartbreakingly beautiful.
 
it is.
ziakut
(Slightly North of Obvlivion)
Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:46
 

The violin is heartbreakingly beautiful.
cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: Sep 27, 2012 13:06
 

You know, if this Tony character keeps it up, he could be famous some day.

What?
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Sep 27, 2012 13:06
 

 I think Nigel was born to play 'Vivaldi' as it so suits his agression, wonderful interpretation. Gets a solid 9 from me.


rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Aug 27, 2012 0:51
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

I believe that Vivaldi was very well known during his lifetime and enjoyed popularity for his musical innovations across Europe; witness commissions from various nobility, his eminence in the Venetian opera in the early 18th century, and his notorious nickname, The Red Priest. While he wasn't as popular as many of his contemporaries, notably Scarlatti, his long, profuse career and almost continuous patronage would give testament to some renown. Nobles didn't commission works nor did patrons attend operas of a composer whose work wasn't highly regarded.
 
Thanks for the insight, WonderLizard...
Very articulate and impressive commentary—particularly considering the time limitation of the music we heard.   
Nerubo
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Jul 26, 2012 14:46
 

Why doesn't anyone ever crank this up on the train?
aelfheld
Posted: Jul 26, 2012 14:46
 

Wouldn't it be nice if the adagio and presto followed?
vanmas
(Leiden, Netherlands)
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 4:32
 

Beautiful!
Always thinking of Italy when I hear Vivaldi.
The four seasons are to famous for me...
He has made more, much special music!