|Max Richter Recomposed: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
|Ranking: #50 for 2012 |
| ||Ratings (84)
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|4.2 excellent||Adam Thomas EMERITUS | October 1st 12|
I love orchestral music, but I've never been the biggest fan of Vivaldi, especially his most well known piece Four Seasons. There's a level of pomp and bombast in Baroque music that has never really set well with me. Max Richter's "recomposition" completely discards everything baroque in his own Four Seasons. The end result isn't a celebration of the time of year like the original, but an introspective look at the feeling each season elicits. The melodies are all culled from Vivaldi's 1725 composition, but that's where the similarities end. If you're looking for something that follows the past to the tee, get Swoboda or Molinari's. If you're looking for something oh so familiar yet strikingly different, Richter has you covered.
5 Bumps | Bump
|4.0 excellent||Sevhead | December 13th 12|
a stirring rendition of Vivaldi's "Reverb"
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|0.0 ||Jared Ponton EMERITUS | September 16th 12|
I'm listening to Spring and I'm just like
OH MY GOD
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|4.0 excellent||daFigz | November 22nd 15|
Richter continues to delight, surprise and accomplish. This release is just one more example of his DSA.
|4.5 superb||marshal46 | May 1st 14|
A near flawless musical composition, both paying tribute to the original work and moving in beautiful new directions. Top notch work by Richter.
|4.0 excellent||Ruben | May 7th 13|
extraordinary. i am not sure if it's extraordinary because there is still so much of Vivaldi left, or because of what Richter added. Anyway. Superb.
|4.5 superb||Rdawg | May 9th 16|
|4.0 excellent||c2thorn | March 30th 16|
|2.0 poor||rrodf | December 17th 15|
|4.5 superb||elch21 | August 28th 15|
|4.5 superb||SmersH | September 29th 14|
|4.0 excellent||ot63 | April 10th 14|
|3.0 good||zundza | December 18th 13|
|4.5 superb||opie | December 10th 13|
|4.0 excellent||unkle | November 6th 13|
|3.5 great||SeaCow | September 5th 13|
|4.5 superb||Lours | August 27th 13|
|3.5 great||ToSPAZ | June 30th 13|
|4.5 superb||pculli | April 14th 13|
|4.5 superb||Saeti | April 9th 13|
|2.5 average||Escain | January 20th 13|
|4.5 superb||godhell | January 12th 13|
|4.0 excellent||smeaf | December 28th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Timon87 | October 15th 12|
|4.5 superb||doqtor | September 23rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Manic | September 21st 12|
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