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Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert by the Imaginarium Ensemble from the 2013 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. Featuring performances of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, with director Enrico Onofri as soloist, interspersed with the sonnets on which these works are based. It's not known whether Vivaldi himself wrote the sonnets, but the music he wrote reflects each season's essence: birdsong in spring, a stormy summer, harvest revelries and winter's chill. The poems are read by our very own Catherine Bott.
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Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by Ensemble La Fenice with the soprano Claire Lefilliâtre, under director and cornettist Jean Tubéry, recorded at St John's Smith Square as part of the 2013 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. The Festival's theme this year is music inspired by and reflecting nature, and today's programme has an avian flavour: 'Il canto degli Uccelli' - The Song of the Birds. The music includes a range of vocal pieces and instrumental works by Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Merula, among others.