Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:04 | 240 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 0946394431
This EMI release of The Four Seasons gives violinist Sarah Chang top billing (as would be expected) and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra a smaller, less significant listing. As far as the quality of performance goes, however, Orpheus should absolutely be considered the star of this recording with Chang getting the footnote instead. This is simply not the case; from the ridiculously posed glamour photos filling the liner notes to the balance of the performance itself, this album is all about Chang. The most fulfilling aspects are the orchestral tuttis. Orpheus is truly at its best here, playing with as much energy and passion as the much ballyhooed recording with the Venice Baroque Orchestra.