This new publication of Vivaldi’s masterpiece is a critical performing edition of the Manchester
manuscript source, which originates from Vivaldi’s circle and represents an alternative
(in many cases, more explicit) version of these famous concertos than the first printed edition
published by Le Cene in Amsterdam in 1725.
The Manchester source has until now not been used as the primary basis for a modern
performing edition, and offers new readings and evidence for players and listeners alike.
With Christopher Hogwood’s new edition a fresh gust of wind has taken hold of
The Four Seasons.
First performing edition based on the Manchester manuscript source, which until now has not
been used as the primary basis for a modern edition. Offers new readings and evidence for
players and listeners alike.
Concerto La Primavera, op. VIII No. 1, RV 269 / Concerto L'estate, op. VIII No. 2, RV 315 /
Concerto L'autunno, op. VIII No. 3, RV 293 / Concerto L'inverno, op. VIII No. 4, RV 297
“... admirable in its clarity and usefulness.”
(ESTA News + Views, Winter 2001)