Title: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) – The Four Seasons
Genre: Classical, Baroque
Artists: Cho-Liang Lin – violin; Anthony Newman – harpsichord, organ & string ensemble Sejong
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Video codec: MPEG-2
Audio Codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-2 5404 kbps 1920 * 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9
Audio # 1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6798 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio # 2: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
• Praised by Gramophone magazine as ‘an invigorating account of the Seasons’ when first released on Naxos CD 8.557920, Vivaldi’s universally popular Four Seasons, with their virtuoso part for solo violinist, depict the changing seasons in a pastoral landscape with dazzling variety. Vivaldi evokes not only the changing atmospheric conditions, but bird calls and animal cries, swaying grass, bubbling brooks, and even comical drunkards and a man walking on ice. Violinist Cho-Liang Lin, who has been compared with Gidon Kremer, Nigel Kennedy and Kyung-Wha Chung, and the virtuoso ensemble Sejong give ‘a durable and unmannered, yet bracing and continuously interesting version’ (Fanfare) of these immortal classics.
• Recorded in 88.2kHz/24-bit surround and presented here in a choice of 5.1-channel DTS-HD Master Audio or stereo PCM, this is a sparkling addition to the Naxos catalogue of audio-only Blu-ray releases.