Vivaldi - Four Seasons - Abbado - Chamber Orchestra Of Europe - Viktoria Mullova on 180g Import LP
Cut at Emil Berliner Studio & Pressed at Pallas in Germany
Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova is joined by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe as conducted by Claudio Abbado on a performance of Vilvadi's Four Seasons.
Viktoria Mullova studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and the Moscow Conservatoire. Her extraordinary talent captured international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982 which was followed, in 1983, by her dramatic and much publicized defection to the West.
She has since appeared with most of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors and at the major international festivals. She is now known the world over as a violinist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity. Her curiosity spans the breadth of musical development from baroque and classical right up to the most contemporary influences from the world of fusion and experimental music. Mullova’s extensive discography for Philips Classics has attracted many prestigious awards.
"Viktoria Mullova is one of the most versatile and charismatic violinists to have emerged in the late 20th century, demonstrating a high level of mastery in broad range of repertoires, from Baroque to Romantic and post-Romantic to jazz and crossover. She established her reputation early in the 1980s, winning both the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky competitions and going on to win the Grand Prix du Disc and a Diapason d'Or Award, as well as garnering numerous other honors.
"Her widely acclaimed 1987 Philips recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons is ample proof of her sure grasp of the idiosyncrasies of the Italian Baroque, and the freshness and vitality of her playing has made her version a favorite with listeners and critics. Mullova performs with passionate musicality and technical finesse, and Claudio Abbado leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a nuanced, idiomatic accompaniment." - Stephen Eddins, AMG
- Claudio Abbado (conductor)
- Viktoria Mullova (violin)
- Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Vivaldi - Four Seasons - Abbado - Chamber Orchestra Of Europe - Viktoria Mullova Track Listing:
The Four Seasons
1. La Primavera - Allegro
2. La Primavera - Largo
3. La Primavera - Allegro (Danza pastorale)
4. L'estate - Allegro
5. L'estate - Adagio
6. L'estate - Presto
7. L'autunno - Allegro
8. L'autunno - Adagio
9. L'autunno - Allegro
10. L'inverno - Allegro non molto
11. L'inverno - Largo
12. L'inverno - Allegro
Concerto per l'orchestra di Dresda
14. Largo non molto