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About The Four Seasons

Inspired by four sonnets depicting rustic scenes from the Italian countryside, Vivaldi’s concertos challenge musicians to create striking impressions of nature. The identity of the sonnets’ author is unknown, but Vivaldi’s ingenious instrumental rendering of the evocative Italian text has become universal. Brandenburg Concertmaster and Baroque violin soloist, Shaun Lee-Chen will create a bold and imaginative vision of Vivaldi’s masterful music.

Also on the program is Georg Philipp Telemann’s Water Music - a vibrant orchestral suite in ten vivid movements. This work evokes nautical images from a remote mythological past of wrathful sea gods, mischievous water nymphs and the rulers of the winds.

Program

TELEMANN Concerto for 4 violins in G major, TWV 40:201

TELEMANN Ouverture-Suite in C major, Water Music, TWV 55:C3

VIVALDI The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 1-4

Artists

Paul Dyer Artistic Director

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Shaun Lee-Chen Baroque violin (Perth)

Run Time

2hrs (inc Interval)

Start Date

End Date

Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall

31 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

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