BBC Proms 2021: "The 8 Seasons" of Buenos Aires


From an icy Italian winter to the heady, sensual warmth of a South American summer: violinist Joshua Bell leads the Academy of St Martin in the Fields on a musical journey through the sights and sounds of two continents and four very different seasons. Inspired by Vivaldi’s bestknown work, Piazzolla – Argentina’s 20th-century tango king, whose 100th anniversary we celebrate this year – created his own response, complete with musical quotations. While Vivaldi’s virtuosic concertos celebrate contrast – the freshness of spring, with its sudden thunderstorms, versus the languid heat of summer – Piazzolla’s musical landscape remains more constant, always swaying to the pervasive rhythm of the tango. PROGRAM Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Astor Piazzolla: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Additional Info

  • No: A025505110000
  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzolla
  • Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Artists: Joshua Bell
  • Production year: 2021
  • Run time: 01:30:00
  • Producers: BBC and Unitel
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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