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Die Vier Jahreszeiten

By Antonio Vivaldi

Violin and piano - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Edited by Christopher Hogwood. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Baroque. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out violin part). With solo part, piano reduction, introductory text and performance notes. Opus 8, No. 1-4. 75 pages. Duration 46m. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA06994-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA06994-90).

Item Number: BA.BA06994-90

ISBN 9790006506316. 9x12 inches.

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.

Short text:
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.

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


  • Concerto No. 1 La Primavera (Fruhling) op. 8/1, RV 269 
  • Concerto No. 2 L'Estate (Sommer) op. 8/2, RV 315 
  • Concerto No. 3 L'Autunno (Herbst) op. 8/3, RV 293 
  • Concerto No. 4 L'Inverno (Winter) op. 8/4, RV 297 
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    Violin mom
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  • 2008-11-11 00:00:00.0 Beautiful edition

    This edition was recommended to my daughter by her violin teacher who praised the editing by Christopher Hogwood and said he really knows what he's doing with this kind of music and she really trusts him. My daughter has been playing the violin for 7 years and she is...

    handling this piece wonderfully well. It is beautifully printed and seems a little pricey, but after all, you are getting four concerti for this price.

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