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Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons—Francisco Fullana, violin;  Apollo's Fire/ Jeannette Sorrell (Avie)

As Cleveland’s Baroque Orchestra embarks on its 30 th anniversary season, Apollo’s Fire and Jeannette Sorrell team up with Spanish violin virtuoso Francisco Fullana and his 1735 Guarneri violin for a joyous romp through the baroque countryside.  Founder Sorrell and her musicians are known for bringing Vivaldi’s masterpiece to life as the revolutionary acts of musical storytelling the composer intended. From a lonely shepherd-boy on a hillside to a delightfully drunken harvest party and a thrilling fox-hunt… the musician-storytellers revel in the joys and sorrows of a time when people lived very close to nature. The album comes to a blistering conclusion finish with a new recording of Sorrell’s arrangement of Vivaldi’s Trio Sonata in D minor Op 1/12, Variations on ‘La Folia’ (“Madness”). [The link sends you to the Apollo’s Fire website.]