FOR SEASONS  Hope

FOR SEASONS

Daniel Hope
Jacques Ammon
Chilly Gonzales
Kaiser Quartett
Zürcher Kammerorchester a.o.
Int. Release 03 Mar. 2017
1 CD / Download
0289 479 6922 8


Track List

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto In E Major "La primavera", Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269

Concerto In E Major "La primavera", Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269

Concerto In E Major "La primavera", Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269

Concerto In G Minor "L'estate", Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315

Concerto In G Minor "L'estate", Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315

Concerto In G Minor "L'estate", Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315

Concerto In F Major "L'autunno", Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293

Concerto In F Major "L'autunno", Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293

Concerto In F Major "L'autunno", Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293

Concerto In F Minor "L'inverno", Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297

Concerto In F Minor "L'inverno", Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297

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1:28

Concerto In F Minor "L'inverno", Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297

Daniel Hope, Zürcher Kammerorchester

Nils Frahm (1982 - )
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3:50

Daniel Hope, Jacques Ammon, Christoph Anacker, Jane Berthe, Kaiser Quartett

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
Les Indes galantes, RCT 44

Entrée IV

Daniel Hope, Michael Metzler, Zürcher Kammerorchester

Max Richter (1966 - )
Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons

Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons

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2:42

Daniel Hope, Christian Badzura, Jane Berthe, Zürcher Kammerorchester

Daniel Hope, Jacques Ammon, Christoph Anacker, Jane Berthe, Kaiser Quartett

Traditional
Daniel Hope, Dom Bouffard

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seasons, Op.37b, TH.135

Daniel Hope, Jacques Ammon

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Dichterliebe, Op.48

Daniel Hope, Jacques Ammon, Jane Berthe

Chilly Gonzales
Daniel Hope, Chilly Gonzales

Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950)
Knickerbocker Holiday

Daniel Hope, Jacques Ammon, Zürcher Kammerorchester

Johann Melchior Molter (1696 - 1765)
Concerto Pastorale In G Major

Daniel Hope, Zürcher Kammerorchester

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Cantata, BWV 115 "Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit"

Daniel Hope, Claudio Bohorquez, Naoki Kitaya, Anna Lucia Richter

Chilly Gonzales
Daniel Hope, Chilly Gonzales

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Fünf Lieder, Op. 49

Daniel Hope

Total Playing Time 1:19:36

Daniel Hope is not only one of the most talented musicians of our time, but also one of the most imaginative, seemingly incapable of making a dull or predictable album. This is no exception . . . [Hope directs] an eloquent performance of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" . . . as well as contributing some dazzling violin solos . . . first-class performances make you think not how great the musicians are, but how great the music is. This album proves it . . . [in the second half,] what you get is a remarkable range of music, much of which is really rewarding listening.

[Vivaldi / "Le quattro stagioni"]: The performances here are simply lovely -- crisp, clean and warm, with some brilliant playing from Hope and an excellent continuo sound from the harpsichord, theorbo and baroque guitar . . . the CD is an absolute delight . . . [the brief tracks are all real winners, including] a particularly striking improvisation on "Amazing Grace" with Dom Bouffard on electric guitar . . . Hope's lovely solo violin arrangement of Brahms' lullaby, "Guten Abend, gut' Nacht", provides a beautiful close to an outstanding CD.

. . . [this new recording of "The Four Seasons"] is more than good: it's outstanding . . . Especially to be welcomed is Hope's fluent, abundant decoration of the melodic line, particularly in the slower movements, which is echoed by the marvellously imaginative continua section's own elaborations . . . a bracing new take on a classic . . . providing a new context for it . . . There follow such evocative conjunctions as Rameau's "Danse des Sauvages" and Ol' Fritz's colourful portrait of Frederick the Great . . . The effect is quite magical, and sends you back to Vivaldi's original with fresh ears and a grateful soul.

. . . superb performances from a gifted violinist . . . [Vivaldi / "Le quattro stagioni"]: Immediately noticeable is that his rhetoric is distilled, clear and engaging in every bar. Ornamentation is expressive, historically informed and elegant . . . and the pace of each movement and feeling is thoughtful and attractive . . . Hope's sound and aesthetic is refined . . . Hope is rewarded by a superbly expressive and refined continuo section . . . he is joined by an array of distinguished artists including Jacques Ammon and Chilly Gonzales, piano and Anna Lucia Richter, a glorious soprano voice, who contributes a Bach Cantata aria . . . Rameau's "Danse des Sauvages" from "Les Indes galantes" is a real treat . . . ["Spring 1" from "Recomposed: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons" is] a powerful, contemporary and attractive reflection on the work of Vivaldi . . . Very highly recommended.

. . . a fascinating curation of both visual and musical pieces . . . Hope knows "The Four
Seasons" intimately; his interpretation is characterful and bold . . . beautiful liner notes -- featuring 12 specially commissioned images . . .

Sehr leicht, filigran und oft nachdenklich spielt Daniel Hope Vivaldis "Jahreszeiten" und entfernt sich damit weit von der barock-geigerischen Virtuosen-Attitüde. Das ZKO geht diesen Weg eindringlich und wach mit -- und man hört die viel gespielten Geigenhits tatsächlich ein wenig neu . . . Originell.