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Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery

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Artist: Susan Hammond
Format: CD
Year: 1991
Length: 47 min
Age Group: 4 and up

In this touching tale, a gifted young violinist is sent to study music at the Pietà orphanage in Venice with the great composer Antonio Vivaldi. It's Carnival time, magic is in the air and mystery unfolds as Katarina enlists Giovanni, the gondolier, to help in her search to discover her origins.

In a climactic scene, a masked stranger reunites Katarina with her family and she must make an important choice between staying with her music at the Pietà or entering the world.

More than 24 excerpts from Vivaldi's most popular and important works have been freshly recorded, including the Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in A-, Guitar Concerto, Piccolo Concerto, Double Trumpet Concerto and a recording of the premiere of Vivaldi's unfinished opera Farnace, RV 711.

"Another outstanding entry in an acclaimed series that is already in danger of creating a whole new (and knowledgeable) generation of classical music lovers." - Parents' Choice

"The recording contradicts the widely held assumption that serious music is childproof." - Maclean's

"...an extraordinary work...indispensable as an introduction to classical music for all children." - Parents' Guide to Children's Entertainment

"Excellent in every way, it stands up well to repeated listening." - Sacramento Bee

"...the tale...will draw your child in painlessly..." - LA Parent

"The story, the music and the acting are all superb - the formula still sounds fresh..." - The Record

Samples (MP3)
Track Title Length Sample
1 Four Seasons, Spring, I, RV 269 3:20

2 Piccolo Concerto, II, RV 443 2:51

3 Four Seasons, Autumn, I, RV 293 / Guitar/Flute Sonata, I, RV 52 3:06

4 Violin Concerto in A Minor,I, RV 356 2:03

5 Four Seasons, Winter, II, RV 297 2:34

6 Guitar Concerto, II, RV 93 / Alma del core (A.Caldara) 1:57

7 Guitar Concerto, III, RV 93 / Four Seasons, Autumn, III, RV 293 / Il Gardellino, II, RV 90 / Double Trumpet Concerto , III, RV 537 / Piccolo Concerto, III, RV 443 / Concerto for Two Oboes, Two Clarinets, III,RV559 3:43

8 Sonata for Two Violins, II, RV 50 / "Farnace", RV 711 2:33

9 Violin Concerto in A Minor, II, RV 356 2:02

10 La Notte, I, II, III, RV 439 4:02

11 Four Seasons, Autumn, II, RV 293 / Four Seasons, Summer, III, RV 31 3:22

12 Il Gardellino, RV 90 / Beatus Vir, RV 597 / Alma del core (A. Caldara) / Violin Sonata in F Major, I, RV 20 6:06

13 Piccolo Concerto, I, RV 443 / Guitar Concerto, III, RV 93 / Double Trumpet Concerto, I, RV 537 3:15

14 Double Orchestra Concerto, II, RV 585 / Guitar Concerto, II, RV 93 5 :51

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