I recently discovered a PostCast called
Classical Classroom, where the host
Decia Clay talks with “advisors” on learning different great pieces of classical
music. The tone of the postcast is very approachable (not sure how I can better
describe it) to classical music newbies like me.
In the very first episode, it introduces the Vivald’s
Four Seasons Concerto,
"Autumn" by two distinct violinist:
- Itzak Perlman violin solo, Londo Philharmonic
- Fabio Biondi solo violn, Europa Galante
After listening to both versions, I indeed agree that Fabio Biondi’s version is more rich in content and presentation and I like it better than Itzak Perlman’s version. However, I felt that Fabio’s version is more modern than the opponent’s, which might explain the difference in my personal preference.