Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), an unquestioned baroque music celebrity in our times, in the thirties of the 20th century was considered an excentric ecclesiastic nicknamed the red-haired priest, good violinist and author of the Four Seasons. […] A real Vivaldi revival started in the seventies and in the past decade or so almost each year brings new discoveries, especially in the realm of his rich if little-known sacred music. At present, in Italy and not only Italy the composer is subject of a virtual cult. A special periodical examines all newly discovered pieces while numerous old music ensembles vie in stylish performances.
In our time the Four Seasons is an unquestionable musical hit with sophisticated and lay audiences alike. Numerous new performances range from stylistically faithful, to more or less free interpretations – all equally successful on the recording market which sells them in staggering quantities.[…] Incessant popularity of that Venetian baroque music by il preto rosso is quite a phenomenon, proven, inter alia by the present recording which brings fresh approach by the young virtuoso, Kuba Jakowicz and the chamber group of the renowned Sinfonia Varsovia ensemble.