15 Songs, 1 Hour 6 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The opening measures of this stately performance announce the ensemble's unusual approach: Instead of leaping with joy at the first sounds of "Spring," as is typical when interpreting Vivaldi, they hang back a bit. But not at the expense of vibrancy; the stately pace allows for a gleaming interplay to emerge between Joshua Bell and the Fields players. Their crisp dynamics bring the work’s pictorial suggestions to mind: There’s a fragile warmth during the “Adagio Molto” of “Autumn,” and a frigid contrast between the strings in the first movement from “Winter.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The opening measures of this stately performance announce the ensemble's unusual approach: Instead of leaping with joy at the first sounds of "Spring," as is typical when interpreting Vivaldi, they hang back a bit. But not at the expense of vibrancy; the stately pace allows for a gleaming interplay to emerge between Joshua Bell and the Fields players. Their crisp dynamics bring the work’s pictorial suggestions to mind: There’s a fragile warmth during the “Adagio Molto” of “Autumn,” and a frigid contrast between the strings in the first movement from “Winter.”

TITLE TIME
15

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
138 Ratings
138 Ratings
JOHN WILLIAMS CLARINET CONCERTO ,

Wonderful Recording!

Crystal clear recording of Bell, very high production value. Stylistically great too.

John Z ,

To ArialDemon0

To ArialDemon0, if you don't like classical music, you have no business posting a review here. We don't need bigoted idiots like you. As far as the album goes, Joshua Bell does a great job at tackling Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons". I have many versions of this work, as I am a huge fan of Vivaldi, as well as Joshua. Highly recommended!

Ndoto ,

Joshua Bell is Fantastic!

Joshua Bell, one of my favorite violinists, presents us with a stunningly beautiful arrangement of Vivaldi's classic work. Truly worth a listen; in my opinion, one of the best versions of this collection I've ever heard.

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