Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons sway listeners’ emotions by depicting how country-folk in 18th-century Italy react to the joy of Spring, the heat of Summer, Autumn wine and Winter storms. In north-western Finland, the ancient tradition of folk-fiddle playing in Kaustinen has nurtured a new generation of string players, leading to the formation of two world-class orchestras (modern and baroque) in the region. Bringing together international soloists, baroque specialists and folk-musicians, Barroco Boreale is guided by Baroque principles and Italian style, bringing to life Kreeta-Maria Kentala’s vision of the contrasts of the Finnish climate, from winter sports to midnight sun in summer.
Concerto No. 1 in E major Op. 8, RV 269, "Spring" (La primavera);
Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 8, RV 315, "Summer" (L'estate);
Concerto No. 3 in F major Op. 8, RV 293, "Autumn" (L'autunno);
Concerto No. 4 in F minor Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter" (L'inverno);
Concerto in C major, RV 114;
Concerto in A minor Op.3 no.8 RV 522, for two violins, strings and bc;
Concerto in D major RV 511, for two violins, strings and bc;