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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): 1
(Instrumental)
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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!!
THIS ROCKS!!!
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. 


Sitting at the kitchen table listening to "Summer" and watching the snow fly.
 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.
THANK YOU
Great composer the "red priest" my favourite
HaHa!  18 people gave this a "sucko-barfo" rating!  Really?

{#Naughty}
 gjr wrote:
funny story:  some local writer (either the globe or boston magazine) used to always refer to him as "C.J. Ozawer"  making fun of the boston brahmins and their silly accent (not the wikkid pissa accent i have or the ones you hear in those horrible imitations from hollywood)

 

One Boston DJ (it may have been the majestically rambling Robert J. Lurtsema) claimed that a townie called in a request during one show for "I'm Inclined to Knock Music." The DJ eventually figured out that the guy meant "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart. 
This was great until Vivaldi sold out.

I'm kidding!  Stop hitting me!
Everybody in my troupe of court jesters bows in appreciation for this song and will dance upon command, sire.   
Fantastic song and a very good recording. Gives me chills. Every. Time.

Another awesome version is by Il Giardino Armonico. They play on period instruments and when they do this movement you swear that they are going to shatter those instruments. Great version.

Thank you, RP, for being so darned eclectic!! BTW, my son and daughter-in-law moved to Chico which is near Paradise. Next time we're up there we may have to find the fabled Radio Paradise studios and get a selfie or something. :)
No doubt - Godlike!
 
 tomeck wrote:
Summer is my favourite season.

edit:
Right after Spring.

 
Yeah, I'll bet summer is everyones favorite in Norway:)
Summer is my favourite season.

edit:
Right after Spring.
{#Notworthy} Let's dance all together!
...and then onto street spirit ~ genius..{#Cheers}
They Might Be Giants into Vivaldi ... the reason RP is the best music app on the planet. 
had there been one then he would of been.....
 


ick wrote:
This guy should be in the Rock n' Roll hall of fame!

 


Anything but a "10" is a crime!

{#Boohoo} {#Boohoo} {#Boohoo} {#Boohoo}
I know tastes really range in anything,,,and everyone has an opinion,,,but who are the 17 people who said this was sucko barfo..
I mean come on seriously.... 
 Will62 wrote:
Personally, appreciate Vivaldi more than Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart. Then again, I am accused of being a philistine as I am disposed to the frivolous Saint-Saens as well.

 
You probably like Tchaikovsky too. The torch bearing villagers will be at your door shortly...
This is beyond a rating....
 
This guy should be in the Rock n' Roll hall of fame!
Personally, appreciate Vivaldi more than Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart. Then again, I am accused of being a philistine as I am disposed to the frivolous Saint-Saens as well.
college class in the sixties gave me an appreciation for this extraordinary composer😘
What a way to rock my Sunday night?

How am I going to get any work done at these Sound Pressure Levels ?

A TEN !

 
Would it be fair to say Vivaldi was the "Clash" of the renaissance? I always thought this music was a bit cutting edge. 
also a HUGE influence on Progressive Rock. :)
 
 KaraokeVox wrote:
...tis the season.
 
...which be autumn in the UK now. We've had our short spell of scorchio, and now it's back to wind, rain, sub-20 temps, and "autumnal weather". Which I rather like...
...tis the season.
Despite everything, I love this piece. :D -->10 
then it wasn't brilliance. 

Proclivities wrote:

Many examples of "brilliance" get "old" all of the time, and have done so throughout history, but I do not find that to be true for this piece.

 


Lovely Glad to listen & enjoy.
Glad I'm not an aspiring violinist.
 xkolibuul wrote:

No, you really don't like classical music.  Brilliance never gets old.  

 
Many examples of "brilliance" get "old" all of the time, and have done so throughout history, but I do not find that to be true for this piece.
First day of spring!
The Red Priest rules!
Personally, the Fall movement is more grandiose to me, but the whole Symphony is out of this world. I bet musicians of his era would sweat when he announced "he had composed another work."
 xkolibuul wrote:

No, you really don't like classical music.  Brilliance never gets old.  

 
WETA---the capital's classical station-- would disagree...they are as picky as RP about what gets air time
Saw Mr.Ozawa at Starbucks in the tony Tokyo 'burb of SeijoGakuenMae a few years ago; one of those cats you can see the aura around
 xkolibuul wrote:

No, you really don't like classical music.  Brilliance never gets old.  

 

LOL!  

Rated it a 10.  


It's a windy 44 degrees (Celsius) here in Melbourne and this just nails the feeling...
 dziebell wrote:
Overused.  Overexposed.  Overplayed.  Otherwise, Ho-hum. 


I like classical music, but playing Vivaldi's "summer" is like playing "happy birthday" anymore.    

 
No, you really don't like classical music.  Brilliance never gets old.  
Excellent transition from "One Night In Bangkok".  Why are the lyrics for this tune unavailable?
I love this song.  Here's an entertaining version on guitar that I also like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIGfO2Dgc9Y



Niice...
 stephw wrote:
Thank you, thank you, thank you!   {#Good-vibes}

 
And is it Summer in the Great White North?  Heavy snowfall here today, in the Great mid-latitude "north".  :)
{#Angel}
Thank you, thank you, thank you!   {#Good-vibes}
Vivaldi was a kind of rocker!
funny story:  some local writer (either the globe or boston magazine) used to always refer to him as "C.J. Ozawer"  making fun of the boston brahmins and their silly accent (not the wikkid pissa accent i have or the ones you hear in those horrible imitations from hollywood)
 PhoenixArtDj wrote:
Bill You Magnificent Bastard! -You really need a tip jar on the homepage where we can tip a buck or two for laying Vivaldi in between contemporary and classic rock.
 
He's got one.  It says, "Like what you're hearing? Send support now."
Overused.  Overexposed.  Overplayed.  Otherwise, Ho-hum. 


I like classical music, but playing Vivaldi's "summer" is like playing "happy birthday" anymore.    
Never gets old - Fantastic!!
Bill You Magnificent Bastard! -You really need a tip jar on the homepage where we can tip a buck or two for laying Vivaldi in between contemporary and classic rock.
SWEET SYMPHONIC SONIC BLISS!
Wow! Superb rendering!! {#Boohoo}{#Sunny}
Happy 4th of July!  If you are on the road, be safe.

Everybody in my churches loves this music...
 
Bill, it's spring here in Germany, so, please, let me hear Vivaldis Spring...
Check out the newish version "recomposed" by Max Richter.  Sacrilege? Maybe.  The Winter Concerto blew my socks off.
It's very true to say GODLIKE !
Beautiful, but I would love to hear Winter...my personal favourite!
Excellent segue from the Moodies.
Love Vivaldi!  
Awful......  1 from me!






(Just kidding!!) 
Summer... If only...

/Sighs loudly
  I think Romeoruma ist very funny and everytime I read this sentence - it makes me smile and laugh out loud. <3

(former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this music...

 

 


 I think Romeoruma ist very funny and everytime I read this sentence - it makes me smile and laugh out loud. <3

BCarn wrote:

Why are you such an ass romeotuma?
 


This music is soooo good it makes us tear off our clothes and dance...  love it...

 
 lexica wrote:
I so love the way RP can, in within a 4-song span, include TMBG, Vivaldi, and the Who. {#Clap}
 
That why I support this station for if I had my own, would do the same. Great music is great music - it has no time. 
Great choice following Kate Bush.  !!
 Poacher wrote:
How coincidental. I played this for Mrs Poacher last night as a little light relief to the endless early 70s dub I was subjecting her to.  
 
Is that something from a senior citizen sex tape? 
Funny thing is for me the minor chords and quick arpeggios all remind me of winter.
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this music...

 

 
Why are you such an ass romeotuma?
Beautiful!!!
Especially in the summer!
Thanks a lot!
Grande Antonio! Il migliore :) 
How coincidental. I played this for Mrs Poacher last night as a little light relief to the endless early 70s dub I was subjecting her to.