Warner Classics has announced the international re-release of violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter’s legendary album ‘Vivaldi: The Four Seasons’ on vinyl.
The ground-breaking 1984 recording, with luminary conductor Herbert von Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic, holds the distinguished honour as being the first classical music CD in history to go platinum.
ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS - SUMMER | HERBERT VON KARAJAN & VIENNA PHILHARMONIC | 1984
"As a counterpart of the relentless streaming growth, we are witnessing the development of a market for high-end products ... such as boxsets with remasterings and editorial efforts ... and vinyl albums with their original sleeve design," Warner Classics Marketing Director Jim Feichtmann has told The Violin Channel.
"The limited edition stock of Mstislav Rostropovich's Bach Cello Suites on vinyl was exhausted within a few weeks ... despite manufacturing twice as many units as originally planned," he has said.
Further upcoming vinyl re-releases include David Oistrakh's Prokofiev Concertos and Itzhak Perlman's Brahms Concerto, Warner Classics has indicated.
"This is obviously not going to be a transient phenomenon,” Jim Feichtmann has said.
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Herbert von Karajan
Release Date: May 19, 2017