Seasons

£12.00

Seasons combines Vivaldi’s timeless concerto cycle The Four Seasons, performed with flair by the Trafalgar Sinfonia and soloist Kerenza Peacock, with a new contrasting composition by British composer Oliver Davis. Inspired by the same set of poetry upon which Vivaldi based the The Four Seasons, his new work Anno is a beguiling composition for orchestra and solo soprano, performed by Grace Davidson.

This release follows the success of Davis’s debut Signum album Flight earlier in the year (SIGCD411)
 

CLASSIC FM FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK  OCTOBER 2015

THE MAIL ON SUNDAY FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK – OCTOBER 2015

APPLE MUSIC BEST OF 2015 – BEST CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL VOCAL

    

  

 

SKU: SIGCD437

What people are saying

Classic FM Featured Album of the Week – "Davis’s music has a pulsating rhythmic energy not a million miles away from Vivaldi’s." Classic FM, October 2015

The Mail on Sunday Featured Album of the Week – "Vividly played by solo violinist Kerenza Peacock…most pleasing." The Mail on Sunday, October 2015

" 4* – The rhythmic vitality and neo-Baroque style of Davis’s writing lends the cycle an easy instant accessibility ." Early Music Review, October 2015

"This is an appealing disc and an imaginative one. If the combination of Vivaldi’s iconic concertos with a modern setting of his original poems appeals (and it should), then do not hesitate." Planet Hugill, November 2015

"Soloist Kerenza Peacock’s playing exudes sprezzatura, her tone light and incisive, her ornamentation authentic yet imaginative…her collegiate joy evident in every dance step she takes with the wonderful Trafalgar Sinfonia under Ivor Setterfield." Gramophone, December 2015

"An uplifting, searing quality" The Lady, February 2016

"An innovative view…worth adding to collections" AllMusic, Spring 2016

Kerenza Peacock violin

Grace Davidson soprano

Trafalgar Sinfonia

Ivor Setterfield conductor  

Release date:24th Sep 2015
Order code:SIGCD437
Barcode: 635212043721

  1. Anno: I. Spring – Oliver Davis – 5.23
  2. Anno: II. Summer – Oliver Davis – 4.01
  3. Anno: III. Autumn – Oliver Davis – 4.37
  4. Anno: IV. Winter – Oliver Davis – 5.45
  5. Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera”: I. Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi – 3.21
  6. Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera”: II. Largo e pianissimo sempre – Antonio Vivaldi – 2.25
  7. Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring): III. Allegro pastorale – Antonio Vivaldi – 4.07
  8. Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate”: I. Allegro non molto – Antonio Vivaldi – 5.04
  9. Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate”: II. Adagio e piano ? Presto e forte – Antonio Vivaldi – 2.01
  10. Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate”: III. Presto – Antonio Vivaldi – 2.51
  11. Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno”: I. Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi – 5.16
  12. Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno”: II. Adagio molto – Antonio Vivaldi – 2.28
  13. Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno”: III. Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi – 3.25
  14. Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno”: I. Allegro non molto – Antonio Vivaldi – 3.26
  15. Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno”: II. Largo – Antonio Vivaldi – 1.41
  16. Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno”: III. Allegro – Antonio Vivaldi – 3.26
  17. Anno: V. Epilogue – Oliver Davis – 2.55