'It is probably a "first". It is unimportant, but may - or may not - give a lot of pleasure. I think Vivaldi was amateurish as a poet, and that he would have been bewildered by the new recording - as well as by the technology of recording per se.' Vivaldi authority Professor Michael Talbot in today's Observer on Juliette Pochin's recording (with cellist Julian Lloyd Webber) of the Four Seasons with the original sonnets sung in place of the solo violin.
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