Roma Trio – The Four Seasons (2009) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:25 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,75 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,38 GB
Following the trios led by Stefano Bollani and Giovanni Guidi, The Roma Trio is another splended piano trio from Italy that debuted on Venus Records. Following their Venus debut “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” and sophomore release “Ciao Ciao Bambina” comes a surprising third album which is entirely dedicated to the “jazzification” of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons concerti, each of which represented a season of the year.
There have been many jazz interpretations of classical music since the pioneering works of Jacques Loussier, but attempts at The Four Seasons are rare. Roma Trio’s approach here is decidedly modern and creative. They breathe new life into the compositions by employing boldly contemporary rhythms and launching into impressive, often fierce improvisations. This is definitely NOT your father’s classical-turned-jazz experience! Highly recommended!
01. Concerto No.1 In E Major, Op.8, Rv269 ~Spring~ 1st Movement “Alleglo”
02. Concerto No.1 In E Major, Op.8, Rv269 ~Spring~ 2nd Movement “Largo E Pianissimo”
03. Concerto No.1 In E Major, Op.8, Rv269 ~Spring~ 3rd Movement “Alleglo Pastorale”
04. Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.8, Rv315 ~Summer~ 1st Movement “Alleglo Non Molto”
05. Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.8, Rv315 ~Summer~ 2nd Movement “Adagio – Presto”
06. Concerto No.3 In F Major, Op.8, Rv293 ~Autumn~ 1st Movement “Allegro”
07. Concerto No.3 In F Major, Op.8, Rv293 ~Autumn~ 2nd Movement “Adagio Molto”(Theme1)
08. Concerto No.3 In F Major, Op.8, Rv293 ~Autumn~ 2nd Movement “Adagio Molto”(Theme2)
09. Concerto No.3 In F Major, Op.8, Rv293 ~Autumn~ 3rd Movement “Allegro”
10. Concerto No.4, In F Minor, Op.8,Rv297 ~Winter~ 1st Movement “Alleglo Non Molto”
11. Concerto No.4, In F Minor, Op.8,Rv297 ~Winter~ 2nd Movement “Largo”
12. Concerto No.4, In F Minor, Op.8,Rv297 ~Winter~ 3rd Movement “Allegro”
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Simone Cianmarughi.
Recorded on January 6-7, 2008 at The House Recording Studio in Rome, Italy.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-175.
Luca Mannutza – piano
Gianluca Renzi – bass
Nicola Angelucci – drums