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.
Album of the Week: Davis’s music has a pulsating rhythmic energy not a million miles away from Vivaldi’s – Classic FM
Album of the Week: Vividly played by solo violinist Kerenza Peacock… most pleasing – The Mail on Sunday
★★★★ The rhythmic vitality and neo-Baroque style of Davis’s writing lends the cycle an easy instant accessibility – Early Music Review
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
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
An uplifting, searing quality – The Lady
An innovative view… worth adding to collections – AllMusic