Band / Artist: John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players
Year: 2000 (1725 Originally)
Genre: Classical, Orchestral, Baroque
Recorded when I was a highschooler, and written before my great great great grandparents were probably born, this recording of a recital of Vivaldi is great. I was never much for this piece as a kid, but now, I think I can groove to it, especially since I've learned how to love jazz and more historic fare.
Anyway, Vivaldi was a big Baroque Classical creator, who was a virtuoso violinist. A lot of his compositions were written for the all-female music ensemble of "Ospedale della Pietà", a home for abandoned children. Sad thing, he wanted to get more funding for his creations, but it all fell apart after he moved to Vienna. He died a year later, broke.
Anyway, enough sad stuff. Enjoy a pleasant and generally uplifting orchestral album.
John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players - The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)