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And Beyond...

As part of Baroque Spring, a month long season of Baroque music and culture, Donald Macleod follows Vivaldi as he travels around Europe.

Vivaldi had always looked towards the international market, and he toured extensively, all over Italy and as far north as Amsterdam. He picked up VIP fans as he went, including King Fredrik IV of Denmark and Norway, the Hapsburg Emperor Charles VI, and Louis XV of France, who adored the Four Seasons and had command performances of them at Versailles.

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