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Rachel Podger — Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3
Album: La Stravaganza
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8.6

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Total ratings: 1257









Released: 2003
Length: 2:38
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 thewiseking wrote:
This SUCKS. Play more FRIGGIN FLOYD MAAAAAAAN! 
 

Ha ha!  You sound like a petulant teenager, perhaps that is how you want to sound.  You forgot to bang the door as you walked out of the room!  <SLAM>
I keep thinking the harpsichord is a rhythm guitar. And it still works perfectly.
Variety is the spice of life. And music. Bravo !!
This SUCKS. Play more FRIGGIN FLOYD MAAAAAAAN! 
Long Live   Radio Paradise
My rating is 9 -O U T S T A N D I N G
My dad used to play this full volume until the house shook! :)
 BillG wrote: 
{#Laughing}
 thewiseking wrote:
C'mon reviewing this would be like reviewing The Grand Canyon

 
Hmmmmm...
And then suddenly, and without warning, some Vivaldi.  I love this station!
That is beautiful!
To me 8 - Most Excellent  
Made this rainy day more beautiful than it already was, magnficent RP!
Outstanding - thank you! 
 GarageDragon wrote:
It's hard to hear this song without also hearing the voice over for "The Lexus sign and drive event." 
   
HA! How refreshing to be able to read this comment after wading through the predictably stuffy holier-than-thou comments that proliferate once Bill plays something classical.
 pvg44 wrote:

What? Perhaps entire concertos could be played, but in regards to this particular piece, I think it fits wherever it is heard.  it's a beautiful piece of music to be listened to.  Like toys that should be played with rather than put on a shelf, classical music should be played wherever possible and not considered some intimidating relic of aristocracy that can't possibly be understood by the great unwashed.

 
With bottom lip quivering, I say my new all time favourite reviewer has been found


Nice!
 thewiseking wrote:
C'mon reviewing this would be like reviewing The Grand Canyon
 
Comment +100
A bit of Vivaldi that's not The Bloody Seasons. Great!

Shame that only a single moment was played though as it really doesn't work for Baroque concertos.
 thewiseking wrote:
C'mon reviewing this would be like reviewing The Grand Canyon

 
{#Smile}
 rocklandlove wrote:
I LOVE RP and its gorgeous sets!

Except... hate to say this, but... 

(( face palm )) achh... you guys are SO awesome at segues, but when you go from an iconic piece like Eleanor Rigby to a completely generic baroque piece by Vivaldi (not one of his better ones) I feel the whole thing gets cheapened. 

"Classical music" is not just segue material. It is a whole universe unto itself, and while it can be beautifully mixed in to rock/free-form sets, I feel that it requires a little more sophistication in its use. It's more, in other words, than just how it sounds in that set. Please use with care!

 
What? Perhaps entire concertos could be played, but in regards to this particular piece, I think it fits wherever it is heard.  it's a beautiful piece of music to be listened to.  Like toys that should be played with rather than put on a shelf, classical music should be played wherever possible and not considered some intimidating relic of aristocracy that can't possibly be understood by the great unwashed.
C'mon reviewing this would be like reviewing The Grand Canyon
 rocklandlove wrote:
I LOVE RP and its gorgeous sets!

Except... hate to say this, but... 

(( face palm )) achh... you guys are SO awesome at segues, but when you go from an iconic piece like Eleanor Rigby to a completely generic baroque piece by Vivaldi (not one of his better ones) I feel the whole thing gets cheapened. 

"Classical music" is not just segue material. It is a whole universe unto itself, and while it can be beautifully mixed in to rock/free-form sets, I feel that it requires a little more sophistication in its use. It's more, in other words, than just how it sounds in that set. Please use with care!

free your ears, your mind will follow. it's the crappy beatles tune that's corrupt, out of place and cheap filler.  


 rocklandlove wrote:
I LOVE RP and its gorgeous sets!

Except... hate to say this, but... 

(( face palm )) achh... you guys are SO awesome at segues, but when you go from an iconic piece like Eleanor Rigby to a completely generic baroque piece by Vivaldi (not one of his better ones) I feel the whole thing gets cheapened. 

"Classical music" is not just segue material. It is a whole universe unto itself, and while it can be beautifully mixed in to rock/free-form sets, I feel that it requires a little more sophistication in its use. It's more, in other words, than just how it sounds in that set. Please use with care!

 
Thank you.  You have captured exactly how I feel as well, but couldn't find the words to express.
{#Notworthy}
It's hard to hear this song without also hearing the voice over for "The Lexus sign and drive event." 
 rocklandlove wrote:
I LOVE RP and its gorgeous sets!

Except... hate to say this, but... 

(( face palm )) achh... you guys are SO awesome at segues, but when you go from an iconic piece like Eleanor Rigby to a completely generic baroque piece by Vivaldi (not one of his better ones) I feel the whole thing gets cheapened. 

"Classical music" is not just segue material. It is a whole universe unto itself, and while it can be beautifully mixed in to rock/free-form sets, I feel that it requires a little more sophistication in its use. It's more, in other words, than just how it sounds in that set. Please use with care!

 
+1 Insightful
Interesting phrasing, feels like a waltz.
Wow. This is elevating, and instilling me with bright eyes and a smiling heart in my cubicle this gray, cloudy Friday.
I LOVE RP and its gorgeous sets!

Except... hate to say this, but... 

(( face palm )) achh... you guys are SO awesome at segues, but when you go from an iconic piece like Eleanor Rigby to a completely generic baroque piece by Vivaldi (not one of his better ones) I feel the whole thing gets cheapened. 

"Classical music" is not just segue material. It is a whole universe unto itself, and while it can be beautifully mixed in to rock/free-form sets, I feel that it requires a little more sophistication in its use. It's more, in other words, than just how it sounds in that set. Please use with care!
I LOVE THE STUFF YOU'RE PLAYING TODAY, BILL! 

Kudos, all the way from Pakistan  {#Good-vibes}
spettacolare complesso nella sua maestria ~ evviva! {#Cheers}
Godlike ! I love being surprised by those classical pieces on RP :) 
wonderfull :)
godlike
LOVE this.
Proof that great music never goes out of style.
 averybadcat wrote:
Help me, I'm in a stanley kubrick movie and I can,t get up
 
Friday afternoon rush hour? Really?
 

 
Classical music is precisely what one needs for rush hour traffic.
After hearing this earlier I tweeted: I think "Vivaldi" must be Italian for "music that makes me happy."
 hencini wrote:
Huh. I don't remember rating this. But I agree with myself that it is outstanding. 

 
Ditto.  Guess that makes the four of us.
Help me, I'm in a stanley kubrick movie and I can,t get up
 
Friday afternoon rush hour? Really?
 
Ah, yes. Vivaldi after Eleanor Rigby. Witness the genius sublime threads that weave the sonic fabric of RP. 

If you're not already a "supporting listener" you need to step up!!

I'm glad I did! 
Was just getting up from my desk to go do something.  I'll have to wait a few minutes.

Nice...  {#Roflol}
Vivaldi !! My main man.  No violinist would want to leave home without him.  
Thanks for playing Vivaldi -- keep it classy San Diego. 
BRILLIANT segue from Eleanor Rigby to Vivaldi!

{#Clap} 
Bob Marley - Kaya
Ibrahim Ferrer - Bruca Manigua
Xavier Rudd - Follow the Sun
Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3

This is why I listen to RP. Programming genius.
 ottojschlosser wrote:
Yesterday, as I walked to the train station, I passed several cars with the windows open. They were listening to classic rock radio stations playing the same tired crap they play every day. This little incident reminded me afresh why I love RP. You folks go on playing whatever the heck you feel like playing. I'd rather get pelted with Bjork occasionally than be consigned to Classic Rock Hell.

 
Amen and ditto. And this magnificence only compounds that view. This, or the 7,479th blast -- just this last month -- of Sweet Emotion Stairway to Heaven Bennie and the Jets? 
It's been said that Vivaldi, The Red Priest, only wrote one concerto and freely rearranged it for the rest of his life. Horse hockey. This is too lovely.
Huh. I don't remember rating this. But I agree with myself that it is outstanding. 
 Most excellent and much needed at the end of the week!
Brilliant
Excellent follow up to the Beatles Bill.
 
That's what I'm talking about!!!  {#Daisy}
Sweet Googlie Mooglie, but that was really tasty.
Yesterday, as I walked to the train station, I passed several cars with the windows open. They were listening to classic rock radio stations playing the same tired crap they play every day. This little incident reminded me afresh why I love RP. You folks go on playing whatever the heck you feel like playing. I'd rather get pelted with Bjork occasionally than be consigned to Classic Rock Hell.
that was wonderful!
 Helmholtz wrote:
not rating, but PSD. Call me a primitive, if you want....

 
You're primitive.....

What's not to like?   {#Boohoo}
not rating, but PSD. Call me a primitive, if you want....
Thank you, I just needed that!
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
I thought I knew classical music but I'd never heard that one before. Count on contemporary radio to bring me up to date. You guys are great!

 

You mean RP. ...{#Cheers}
Very nice
So so delicious! Fun, sassy, vibrant and ALIVE! I feel my sinews dancing and my eyes are ripe with tears. YUMMY! Thank you RP...for a Vivaldi booster. {#Jump}
Brilliant!!
{#Meditate}
Nice music to start my day
Magnificent when played LOUDLY.  Very, very good otherwise.
Ditto; ditto; ditto!!
 craighoog wrote:
Absolutely marvelous!!
 
I agree!  Hope you are having a great time right this minute...
 
Absolutely marvelous!!
Yum - it doesn't get any better than Vivaldi. At least for me...
Holy sh>> this is good.  Instant 10.
 

msymmes wrote:
Turning up the current to the transducers on this rainy Friday afternoon in Toronto !

 

 



marvelous...
 
Turning up the current to the transducers on this rainy Friday afternoon in Toronto !

 
Thanks.

Everybody in my church loves this magnificent music...
 
Simply amazing.
 jpfueler wrote:

He's Baroque  and certainly needs fixin'
 
Zing!
I thought I knew classical music but I'd never heard that one before. Count on contemporary radio to bring me up to date. You guys are great!
A masterful work, done very well.
 CamLwalk wrote:
Baroque Obama

Baroque Obama
 
He's Baroque  and certainly needs fixin'
Wow. Just wow.
The entire CD is marvelous. I am amazed to hear it spliced in among somewhat more contemporary works.
Oh, thank you Bill, for appreciating that Antonio Vivaldi was probably the world's first rocker.  Feel free to do that some more.
Now this is outstanding not many artists on here reach 8:7 on rating... my faith is restored on fellow lisateners. :-) No negative comments.
 ziakut wrote:
Excellent segue from Eleanor Rigby to this. Only on Radio Paradise!
 

I agree completely!
 CamLwalk wrote:
Baroque Obama

Baroque Obama
 
Now that is funny! {#Cheers}
Beautiful, and technically flawless, rendition ... uplifting ... refreshing ... I will go and kiss my lady now ... {#Heartkiss}


love this soooo much...  we be dancing...





 
Baroque Obama

Baroque Obama

Vivaldi is timeless...  love it...

 
 Cynaera wrote:

Dunno about romeotuma, but I'm sort of waltzing through the house to it as I'm gathering dishes to put in the dishwasher. (Translation:  Dodging cats.)  One-two-three, step over cat, one-two-three, sidestep cat, one-two-three, zig when cat zigs, Stumble, recover, one-two-three...

 
Miss you so much, Ann...

 rest in peace...
Excellent segue from Eleanor Rigby to this. Only on Radio Paradise!
 Hannio wrote:


You know, as much as I like Vivaldi, or maybe because of it, I think you do have a point.  It's a shame to condense Vivaldi, Bach or Beethoven down to a three miinute sound bite. 
 
But it's a good way of introducing classical music to people who would otherwise never have the chance to listen to it. A 15 second snippet in a commercial is too short; but 3 minutes on a music station like RP is enough to think: 'hey, this is great!' And they'l be a happier person ever after....
 RickyBobby wrote:
Lookit. I usually don't like classical because for years my dentist would play it while I was getting drilled and stuff. But I have to say that this is AMAZING in headphones.  More Vivaldi please. This outstanding work is overriding the drilling sound in my head. Good job RP!
 
 

I nominate Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto in D Major, II Largo - RV 93.

This is an excellent, brief guitar piece of about 5 minutes in length.  It would be perfect for RP. 

It was one of the very few attempts I have made to upload a song into the archive.  I got errors though, rejected :(.  I'll leave it to the fates to see whether it makes it on the list.  It is one of my favorite songs.      

Awesome piece of music that I probably wouldn't of heard if it wasn't on RP.

Nothing like the classical snobs getting in a lather over some imagined hurt to "THEIR" music, it's either cut or some bunch of hippies have made it into a rock piece.

I think it's more important to hear the music you can then find out more but only if you know it's out there in the first place. 
Lookit. I usually don't like classical because for years my dentist would play it while I was getting drilled and stuff. But I have to say that this is AMAZING in headphones.  More Vivaldi please. This outstanding work is overriding the drilling sound in my head. Good job RP!
 
Nice segue way from Eleanor Rigby ending w strings
Oh my God...what a breath of fresh air!!! Thank you, RP, for my salvaged soul!
 Cynaera wrote:

Dunno about romeotuma, but I'm sort of waltzing through the house to it as I'm gathering dishes to put in the dishwasher. (Translation:  Dodging cats.)  One-two-three, step over cat, one-two-three, sidestep cat, one-two-three, zig when cat zigs, Stumble, recover, one-two-three...
 


This is soooo magnificent...  we be dancing...  love this music...

 
 cohifi wrote:

this is fucking incredible
 

Well said...  I agree...

 
 oilydwarf wrote:
Wow - aren't we all cultured here at RP!!!
 
this is fucking incredible
I need like 3 hours of classical mussic of this calibre! is it possible? just 2night please?!
Huh.  This is quite good.  
This music will be 300 years old in 2014. It translates to "The Extraordinary". I am a professional songwriter that no one will remember ever. This guy, Vivalidi, has written several works that have been remembered for over 300 years. This is a true work of genius. 
thank you

 holborne wrote:

This doesn't belong on a rock/jazz station, IMO, especially when you're only playing a tiny snippet of it. If you're going to play three minutes or so from a 20-minute long Baroque piece, don't bother.

(Please spare me the lectures on the meaning of "eclectic," ok? I understand that this is an eclectic station. That doesn't mean that every type of music is appropriate. I don't think anybody would be too excited, say, about hearing Raffi or someone on this station, either.)



 

You know, as much as I like Vivaldi, or maybe because of it, I think you do have a point.  It's a shame to condense Vivaldi, Bach or Beethoven down to a three miinute sound bite. 
Wonderful added in!
 MrSirMan wrote:
{#Boohoo}Vivaldi Rocks!{#Guitarist}
 

The transition to this from the Beatles was so smooth.
Someone gave this a 1?  Damned philistine.
Joyful!
 philgood63 wrote:
why is this music immortal ?
 
Hasn't died yet, a pretty good clue.

Vivaldi is the best!  Its Happy music!!!!


great great great music...  love it...


 
 philgood63 wrote:
why is this music immortal ?
 

Cause it's freekin awesome!{#Notworthy}
why is this music immortal ?
Excellence
Very nice gift!  Good morning to you too



absolutely magnificent...  love it...


Hmmm.... the segue works. (Beatles' Eleanor Rigby -> Vivaldi's Allegro, Concerto in G Major)

Good DJ'ing there, Bill and Rebecca! {#Clap}
 fredriley wrote:

Ah, but be youse dancing to it? Curious minds want to know...

 


Absolutely!  We be dancing to this jig right now!  Love it!



Nice, like maple syrup. Mmmmmm, pancakes.
 fredriley wrote:

Ah, but be youse dancing to it? Curious minds want to know...

 
Dunno about romeotuma, but I'm sort of waltzing through the house to it as I'm gathering dishes to put in the dishwasher. (Translation:  Dodging cats.)  One-two-three, step over cat, one-two-three, sidestep cat, one-two-three, zig when cat zigs, Stumble, recover, one-two-three...