Vivaldi 4 Seasons

World Café Trio

World Cafe Trio

World Café Trio is a unique trio consisting of 3 of the top South African musicians.
Violin, Accordion & Bass Guitar.
What makes them unique is nor so much the instruments that they play but the choice of repertoire, which is usually well known Classical compositions arranged for this trio.
If you are looking for a cross-over group, you have found your jam.

Petrus de Beer is a classically trained violinist (Mmus RSAMD) who resides in Paarl. He performs regularly with various artists in various genres. He is a member of the acclaimed CT Tango Ensemble and works frequently with his colleague Stanislav Angelov in a variety of styles. Recently he launched a collaboration with guitarist Albert Frost, exploring the world of Blues. De Beer has has made recordings with artists like David Kramer & Zanne Stapelberg to name but a few.

Stanislav Angelov Classical Accordionist was born and educated in Bulgaria with Conservatory degree in Accordion, before he came and settled in Cape Town in 1992.
Since then he has appeared on CD’s of many South African artists like Valiant Swart, Koos Kombuis, Daniel Pascal and many more. He has released 3 CD’s with his CT Tango Ensemble with one SAMA nomination, as well as another 2 CD’s with other projects.
In 2003 he appeared at the first 46664 Nelson Mandela Concert at old Green Point Stadium in a song together with Brian May, Rodger Taylor (from Queen) & Dave Stewart (from The Eurithmics) and in another song accompanying Bob Geldof. He performed Piazzolla Accordion Concerto with CPO in 2004 and with ECPO in 2012. His repertoire is as versatile as his instrument, ranging from Classical to Jazz, to Tango, to French Cafe, Balkan etc.

Schalk Joubert is a truly seasoned musician who has been working as a solo artist, freelance bass player, composer, arranger, producer and musical director with some of the most popular and revered artists in the South African music industry. He is the product of his mixed cultural heritage and his biggest influences are the traditional music of South Africa, rhythms of West Africa, the harmony of Europe and the great variety of pop, rock and jazz music he grew up listening to. Over the last ten years he has performed extensively in the USA, Europe, Australia, Malaysia, the UK and New Zealand, both as a bandleader as well as freelance bassist.

In October 2016, World Café were invited at Cape Town SABC studios to record this show for the festival on air for RSG and this was for first time broadcasted with great success in November 2016.

This lead to the release of this show on CD.

The CD is available to purchase after each of their shows and soon on iTunes and other online retailers as well as via this website.

Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons is probably one of the best loved Classical masterpieces of all time. Enjoyed by old and young across the whole spectrum of music lovers.
The original score was written for a string orchestra, church organ and violin soloist. These days the organ is replaced mostly by a harpsichord.
Because of the size of this instrumentation it is very difficult for people to hear it on their doorstep since an orchestra is costly affair.

This group of 4 violin concerti was composed in 1723 and published in 1725 in Amsterdam. It is to this day one of Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous works. He wrote poems to express the meaning of the music in which he tries to portray his experiences of each of the 4 seasons of the year. This is one of the earliest examples of program music – which in essence, is music with a narrative element. With this rendition of Four Seasons, listeners hear the familiar piece of music in a format not heard before in South Africa. Picture these various violin parts performed with 3 instruments only – a violin, an accordion and a bass guitar.

The Afrikaans translation from the Italian was done by Dr. Dawid de Villiers.

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