The Four Seasons: Recomposed by Max Richter
Deutsche Grammophon 476 5040
Vivaldi, arr Richter: The Four Seasons: Spring (9:41)
Daniel Hope, violin; Berlin Konzerthaus Chamber Orchestra / André de Ridder
Composer Max Richter re-imagines Vivaldi’s set of violin concertos. Released as part of the “Recomposed” series – specially-commissioned albums revisiting classical works for contemporary listeners – Richter’s “Four Seasons” preserves the elegant beauty of the originals but subtly modifies them with unexpected cadences and delicate electronic touches.