Luka Faulisi plays El Cant dels Ocells/Song of the Birds, the latest single from his new album Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, out now on Sony Classical. The work was arranged for violin and orchestra by Matthias Spindler and features the Polish baroque ensemble Orkiestra Historyczna.

In addition to El Cant dels Ocells and The Four Seasons, Faulisi has also included Nocturne by Lili Boulanger and and an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons, ‘October - Autumn Song’ in his album, which follows his debut recital album Aria released in Spring 2023.

Faulisi’s new album is reviewed in The Strad June 2024 issue - read the review here.

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