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Antonio Vivaldi — The 4 Seasons: Summer
Album: Seiji Ozawa - Boston SO - soloist: Joseph Silverstein (1990)
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Released: 1725
Length: 2:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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This was probably as mind blowing centuries ago to those first listeners as Zeppelin in the 1970's was to many of us. 
This makes me dizzy. 

Like a carnival ride. 

Or wearing a blindfold and getting spun around. 
evokes my summer immediately past, on a splendid rare 23 degree day in the Rocky Mountains on Canadian Thanksgiving. 
Sound great cranked LOUD!  In FLAC with great studio phones, amp & DAC.  Thanx RP!   
 wiegandshawn wrote:
Metal before it was metal!


You mean metal when it was still metal.
 Jelani wrote:

I want to clap after I hear this.




Me Too!  Thanx RP!  
Crank it up, utterly amazing!!  
 BCarn wrote:


Your post reminds me of...


Ludovico Einaudi reminds me of this.
 joko63808 wrote:

Reminds me of Talking Heads.
Just a joke, can't stand "Reminds me of..."-posts.



Your post reminds me of...
Heard this live just this past Saturday evening; the Aiken Symphony Orchestra.
I want to clap after I hear this.
It is really like the summer...waaaay too short
34 people rated this as a 1.  
I just don't know what to say about that....
Reminds me of Talking Heads.
Just a joke, can't stand "Reminds me of..."-posts.
I'm getting a panic attack 
 RazzCat wrote:

My Gawd! 
Imagine sitting in the orchestra perforning this, body and mind sonically vibrating to the ambient sound atmosphere , playing that instrument of your dreams...
Close your eyes, let it happen...




I Agree!  ...Works for me!  
My Gawd! 
Imagine sitting in the orchestra perforning this, body and mind sonically vibrating to the ambient sound atmosphere , playing that instrument of your dreams...
Close your eyes, let it happen...
My goodness! Studied this in school and never knew his name was Antonio! Lol
Can we have a 11 box just for this song?
If this Vivaldi fellow expects to make it to the big time, he's going to have to get a cut and color.
cool cover tune
 sjccroquet wrote:
I don't get it - what does this have to do with the landscaping company?
 
The one where Mayor Guliano had a press conference?
Covered by many metal guitarists, like Alexi Laiho. Vivaldi rocks!
 Rockit9 wrote:

10     Don't even argue


No, it's not.  Ha-ha.
Just sometimes I wish there was an 11 Rating option
I kind of feel like I'm hearing a TV commercial from the 1980s selling diamonds, perfume, or a luxury car.  Anyone have any idea what brand that was?
Vivaldi's masterpiece inspires my soul and rekindles the fires of memories of every time and place I've ever heard it. I can also never forget seeing Mr. Ozawa at the Starbucks next to the Seijo Gakuen-Mae Station, where I changed from the Express to the Local on my daily commute along the Odakyu Line, when I lived in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. I think it was around 2007-2008. He looked frail, as he had been suffering some ailments at the time, but had family members looking after him, and seemed to be cheerful. What an amazing musical talent, and I'm glad to hear that he's still among us in this realm that is better for his efforts!
 
 gregskrtic wrote:

1% of people rated this "Sucko-Barfo".

Time for the 1% to clean their ears out.



well, maybe they prefer Winter or Spring to Summer. Perhaps they do not have "central air"
Quite a poser.
 skooba wrote:

Istanbul Not Constantinople >>> Vivaldi's Summer!!!

Brilliant!




Again in April 2022. Still Brilliant!
 dmcanany wrote:

I mean, did audiences faint when this came out? Were there riots? How did they control themselves upon hearing this for the first time?



A lot of wet seats at the time, I bet
In modern times this would have been heavy metal music. Friggin' awesome still!
Rick Wakeman has described The Four Seasons as the world's first concept album.
 eileenomurphy wrote:

EXCELLENT!!!  ICONIC!!!




you forgot "godlike"
First Nina Simone singing "Feeling Good" and then Vivaldis Summer: Feels like the soundtrack from the french movie"Untouchables". Love it!
I love what Max Richter did : 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=41IOkVjy3MM
Your majesty... :)
EXCELLENT!!!  ICONIC!!!
Metal before it was metal!
Like.....wow!
 ziggytrix wrote:
It's nice, but I wish it didn't call to mind a commercial for - insert luxury product here. 
 

Was that the radio that starts with B, ends with E, and has 4 letters?
Must have been the Hard Rocker of his time. It still rocks centuries(!) later. 
Vivaldi Rocks!!
It's nice, but I wish it didn't call to mind a commercial for <insert luxury product here>.

If I could just hear it with fresh ears, maybe live in a symphony hall, it would be much better I bet.
winter is coming....
I mean, did audiences faint when this came out? Were there riots? How did they control themselves upon hearing this for the first time?
Vivibrant! 
I don't get it - what does this have to do with the landscaping company?
 dmcanany wrote:
Mind blowing. Every. Single. Time.
Just as fresh after 300+ years.


Don't you mean, "... after 1,200+ seasons"?
Summer > Winter   Winter > Summer    nice...
Every time this comes up I get mad we only get one movement and I have to go and listen to the whole concert.
I need a tissue.
 erwinphoto wrote:

I don't think anyone misses Frankie Valli here.....



Should I ever make a top 10 of best comments here, this one would be in it
This Ozawa-conducted Silverstien solo recording is a great one.
 dmcanany wrote:
Mind blowing. Every. Single. Time.
Just as fresh after 300+ years.


Brilliant beyond belief actually....
To be followed by Curved Air, perhaps?
 starkeee wrote:
Every time I hear this piece, I think of Vanessa-Mae's techno version :)


... and her interpretation is absolutely awesome (to me)... Vanessa MAE, "Storm"
written for eternity‚Ķ   


long live RP!
 dianed wrote:
About every classical song that is played get a 9 or 10.
Original rock and roll still stands the test of time.

 
Thank you for this comment!

Released: 1725 and still floating around out here.
great to mix this in! always a pleasure!
Brilliant that in notes for this the release date is 1725! Thank you for playing this RP.
This just happened and threw me too! A fun journey this lovely couple takes us all on

au 
skooba wrote:
Istanbul Not Constantinople >>> Vivaldi's Summer!!!

Brilliant!
 

I never think of myself as a classical music fan, and probably still don't, but damn when I hear it I start to doubt myself.
About every classical song that is played get a 9 or 10.
Original rock and roll still stands the test of time.
As of Nov 24, 2020:    51% of RP listeners voted this 10/10.

Stereo is definitely turned up to 11.

Every time BillG plays this I think it should be "Winter" as if one is on an out-of-control sled or snow skis!
I don't think anyone misses Frankie Valli here.....
1% of people rated this "Sucko-Barfo".

Time for the 1% to clean their ears out.
 Rockit9 wrote:
10     Don't even argue
 

just...divine
Good news for you Kurt from LaQuinta, there are thousands of places to take your interest to.



 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Yes it's good... but I'm not interested.
 

 skooba wrote:
Istanbul Not Constantinople >>> Vivaldi's Summer!!!

Brilliant!


indeed!
 

 spiszkies wrote:
This is the best version I've ever heard, and I've heard other performances frequently!
 
Agreed.  This is a wonderful performance.  
Such greatness! I need to hear all four seasons now. Amazing.
Istanbul Not Constantinople >>> Vivaldi's Summer!!!

Brilliant!
Mind blowing. Every. Single. Time.
Just as fresh after 300+ years.
10     Don't even argue

The Moody Blues — Procession + The Story In Your Eyes
Antonio Vivaldi — The 4 Seasons: Sum

Bill! That's some inspired segue-ing!

Also, this is a pretty solid rendition of Vivaldi. Kudos to these musicians for adding some life to the old warhorse.

jammin
Yes it's good... but I'm not interested.
more of this please
2018 1-19 it's like deja vu all over again.
 
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:

Dude. We got that same playlist in 2017. He's not toying with us. He's rocking!

 
 westslope wrote:

Supergrass — St. Petersburg
Apocalyptica — Ruska
They Might Be Giants — Istanbul Not Constantinople
Antonio Vivaldi — The 4 Seasons: Summer

Me thinks the DJ is toying with us.....  like a cat plays with a small rodent or bird. 

 
Dude. We got that same playlist in 2017. He's not toying with us. He's rocking!
 kcar wrote:
gif of man vacuuming corgi lying on its back

 

I sure wish we could vacuum clean our mid-hair cats........
 Hannio wrote:
Vivaldi's Summer played on the winter solstice?  I see what you did there.

 
It was summer solstice down here... {#Sunny}
for some reason I feel an urgent desire to go out and buy diamonds ...
Vivaldi's Summer played on the winter solstice?  I see what you did there.
The only reason I did not give this a "10" is because there is an even-better-than-Telarc Deutsche Grammophon "The Four Seasons" CD featuring the Israeli Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta conducting, and the Israeli All-stars:  Itzhak Pearlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, Isaac Stern and Shlomo Mintz.  Awesome, totally 5-stars!!
Wow, just in the nick of time... last day of Summer tomorrow. 
 westslope wrote:

Supergrass — St. Petersburg
Apocalyptica — Ruska
They Might Be Giants — Istanbul Not Constantinople
Antonio Vivaldi — The 4 Seasons: Summer

Me thinks the DJ is toying with us.....  like a cat plays with a small rodent or bird. 

 
Dude. We got that same playlist in 2017. He's not toying with us. He's rocking!
Dude. This. Is. Awesome!

Another recording to check out is by Il Giardino Armonico. They play on period instruments and on this one it sounds like they're shredding them! 
I love summer and this whole album.
 Lyttkiwi wrote:
The Sun is 24 degrees above the horizon and its 3 degrees. Summer' forgotten....brrr
 
Standing on your head, antipodean? There's your problem right there.
Happy Solstice! {#Boohoo}Thank you so much for playing this song tonight!
'Tis the season!
 dwhayslett wrote:
This was great until Vivaldi sold out.
 
Chuckle, chuckle.
Didn't care for the Moody Blues tune before this one, so I hit the PSD button, and missed a 10. {#Frustrated}
I can just imagine the reaction of the string section when they were first handed the sheet music for this:  
"Hey, can someone score Antonio some valium?"
gif of man vacuuming corgi lying on its back


Can't help myself, this might be art, but Anne Sophie Mutter with Karajan is feeling! 
 ODAD wrote:
If you say Seiji Ozawa backwards,
it's sounds like Ah was Oh, I Jeez.
 

 
If you say "taco cat" backwards, it sounds like "taco cat"
Antonio's Mom:
'Tonio! Must you play that so loudly?1?
And go get a haircut!

Wait till your father gets home.... 
If you say Seiji Ozawa backwards,
it's sounds like Ah was Oh, I Jeez.
 
{#Boohoo}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}
{#Bounce}{#Notworthy}{#Clap} awesome! 
{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}
The Sun is 24 degrees above the horizon and its 3 degrees. Summer' forgotten....brrr
This is why I love RP.  You never know what's coming
Loooving it! {#Music} Sorry to my neighbours: I had to turn the volume up {#Laughing}
{#Boohoo} {#Dancingbanana_2}
This one goes for the Northern Hemisphere. One more month!


Supergrass — St. Petersburg
Apocalyptica — Ruska
They Might Be Giants — Istanbul Not Constantinople
Antonio Vivaldi — The 4 Seasons: Summer

Me thinks the DJ is toying with us.....  like a cat plays with a small rodent or bird. 


 Agreed!

Jay_Dubya wrote:
Awesome segue from Moody Blues.
Love it 

 


ROFL! Almost as hysterical as the 18 people gave this a "sucko-barfo" rating. Except we know that you were joking.
 

dwhayslett wrote:
This was great until Vivaldi sold out.

I'm kidding!  Stop hitting me!

 

Perfect piece for today — 83 degrees in February here in sunny southern California!  Oh.  Yeah.
Awesome segue from Moody Blues.
Love it 
 gregskrtic wrote:
HaHa!  18 people gave this a "sucko-barfo" rating!  Really?

{#Naughty}

 
so many trolls everywhere
Ah, this is the song from which the violin solo is taken the concludes the credits of every episode of NYPD Blue. I saw an episode last night and couldn't recall from whence that nugget was taken.
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