David: The Four Seasons
Laborie Records LC-11 (2 CDs)
David: Les Quatre Saisons: Soirée d’Hiver (24:01)
Ensemble Baroque de Limoges
French composer César-Félicien David (1810-1876) rose to short-lived fame with his symphony-ode Le désert, inspired by his travels to the Middle East. His chamber music also won him acclaim, including a set of 24 quintets with double bass depicting The Four Seasons.