An innovative DVD presenting two picture edits over one sumptuous soundtrack of Vivaldi’s perennial work. Users can choose between the ‘performance’ edit, featuring German violinist sensation Julia Fischer with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, or the ‘picture poetry’ edit, which overlays the music with images filmed throughout the year at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
•''WHEN YOU REACH A GOAL...' Interview with Julia Fischer
•FAVOURITE SEASONS - Views on the seasons’ moods and Vivaldi’s music
•20 page illustrated booklet in English, French and German
PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 105 MINS
SOUND: DOLBY SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
"It seems rather appropriate that, as with LP and CD, one of the first really outstanding DVDs of The Four Seasons should come from the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, this time directed and led vivaciously by Kenneth Sillito, and with a brilliant young soloist in Julia Fischer. She plays with remarkable freshness, obviously inspiring the Academy players also to give of their very best. The result is remarkably spontaneous, and one feels one is hearing this baroque masterpiece anew." The Penguin Guide