Societa Corelli - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons


Analogue Productions (RCA Living Stereo)



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RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!

Remastered from the original master tape and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound

Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!

RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2 - 25 newly-remastered classical mainstays!

Analogue Productions' RCA Living Stereo Reissue Series No. 2, with 25 newly remastered mainstay classical albums, will delight and astound your ears with their clarity and warm, rich tone. As with our first highly-regarded LSC series, shortcomings of previous editions have been improved upon - from the mastering, to the LP pressing, to the sharp-looking glossy heavyweight Stoughton Printing tip-on jackets that faithfully duplicate the original artwork, "Living Stereo" logo, "Shaded Dog" label and all!

Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original 3-track master tapes, cut at 33 1/3, and plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings - makers of the world's finest-sounding vinyl LPs, - no other editions match these for the quietest 180-gram platters available.

The 13 string virtuosi who make up this conductor-less ensemble did well to name themselves after Areangelo Corelli. Both as a violinist and as a composer, Corelli brought the art of string-playing to heights never-before achieved, exploring new dimensions of dynamics and tonal richness. What makes the Societa Corelli virtually unique among interpreters of Corelli, Vaivaldi and other masters of that period is their style. Their tone production, use of vibrato and other subtleties evident in this performance are artistic, creative and vital music-making.

Spring - Concerto No. 1 In E
Summer - Concerto No. 2 In G Minor
Allegro Non Molto
Autumn - Concerto No. 3 In F
Adagio Molto
Winter - Concerto No. 4 In F Minor
Allegro Non Molto

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

THE FOUR SEAONS is terrific!

posted on 12/08/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Eric L
This reissue really surprised me. I didn't expect to like it as much. Although it got a sterling review in Valin's RCA book, having heard so many versions of this piece, I couldn't imagine how it would stand out. But there is something very affecting about it. From the first notes you can tell there is something special here. Recorded in Italy by an Italian engineer, there is an immediacy to the sound that is undeniable. I'm not a fan of Tom Port from Better Records but here's an apt description of this LP:

"This excellent RCA Shaded Dog has the kind of clarity, harmonic texture and freedom from smear that few Golden Age recordings can claim. Through the effort and skill of the RCA engineers, that striking openness in the recording is combined with an immediacy in the sound of the lead string players, no mean feat. One rarely hears both, except of course in live performance."

The string sound is wonderfully sweet and never shrill.

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