Hilary Hahn has "never played any" of Vivaldi's four seasons.
In this video at 13.20 Hilary Hahn says she has never played any of the 4 seasons. I just found that interesting.
How could she?
Lol Paul. Thats funny
Maybe she just doesn't like The Four Seasons. Or maybe she doesn't feel that the world needs a 473rd recording of the Four Seasons. Maybe her present year-long sabbatical is for the purpose of learning the Four Seasons and jazzing them up with extensive improvisations the way baroque composers intended and encouraged. Next time you are in line to have your rosin signed by HH you can ask her.
Well... I'm not HH, but I don't like Vivaldi, and I especially don't like the Four Seasons (small parts of I can tolerate, but on the whole - NO.)
It's repertoire that's easy to miss out on if you move fast through advancement when you're young.
I love Vivaldi and especially the Four Seasons, it has the perfect balance imo. The Solo Violin parts don't sacrifice musicality.
On a side note - can one of the editions put out a copy with ALL of the correct notes? Each season has misprints and egregious wrong notes (first movement of Spring, first movement of Summer, first movement of Winter have notes that are still on major recordings as wrong notes).
When I travel places with my kids we always listen to music on their phones by plugging into the car stereo (yes, plugging -- it's an '06 minivan). We usually end up listening to at least one version, sometimes two, of the Four Seasons, all the way through (if it's a long enough trip). Then, of course, the usual retinue of cello concertos (Elgar and Dvorak for sure), before switching over to Sandra Boynton and John Lithgow.
Paul - what is the reference to Sandra Boynton and John Lithgow?
Andrew, how's the Barenreiter edition?
I love that whole set of 12 Concerti (Il Cimento).
Lydia - I would have to take a look at the specific moments littered throughout the Seasons. I do not have the Barenreiter score, but perhaps I'll order it...
Pamela, did you just said that your too cool for Vivaldi?
Ha - no, but feel free to interpret it that way. I'd love to be considered too cool for something! I've never really liked Vivaldi, so I have a soft spot for any soloist who is not into playing various composers/rep. Patricia Kopatchinskaja, for example, has said that various composers/works don't need her interpretation. I like that - controversial or off-putting as it may be.
There, you said it again!
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