Presenter: I Musici
I Musici is an Italian chamber orchestra from Rome formed in 1952. They are well known for their interpretations of Baroque and other works, particularly Antonio Vivaldi and Tomaso Albinoni.
Their 1955 recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons was the second recording of the work - and, indeed, I Musici's first recording of any music. It created such interest in the work that there are now more than 120 recordings.
One of their founding members and first violin, Felix Ayo, is still currently active.
I Musici consists of a group of string instruments and one harpsichord. The strings include 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, and one double bass.
I Musici is a conductorless ensemble. But the relationships among the twelve musicians enable great harmony in their music-making.
violins: Antonio Salvatore, Antonio Anselmi, Marco Serino, Claudio Buccarella, Pasquale Pellegrino, Gian Luca Apostoli
viola: Massimo Paris, Silvio Di Rocco
celli: Vito Paternoster, Pietro Bosna
double bass: Roberto Gambioli
cembalo: Francesco Buccarella~Garatti
2.Over the Rainbow
3.Once Upon a Time in the West
4.Beautiful that Way
8.West Side Story
9.The Pink Panther
10.The Legend of 1900
12.The Magnificent Seven
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"The Four Seasons", from "The Contest of Harmony and Invention"
Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 n.1 RV 26 ¡®Spring¡¯
Allegro, Largo, Allegro
Concerto in g minor, Op. 8 n.2 RV 315 ¡®Summer¡¯
Allegro non molto, Adagio, Presto
Concerto in F Major, Op. 8 n.3 RV 293 ¡®Autumn¡¯
Allegro, Adagio molto, Allegro
Concerto in f minor, Op. 8 n.4 RV 297 ¡®Winter¡¯
Allegro non molto, Largo, Allegro
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