Antonio Vivaldi

Donald Macleod explores Vivaldi's large and little-heard musical catalogue, revealing an energetic and diverse composer. Donald Macleod considers whether there is truth in the claim, once made by the Italian composer Luigi Dallapiccola, that Vivaldi did not write hundreds of different concertos, but actually wrote the same concerto many times over. Donald Macleod also explores Vivaldi's friendship with the German violinist Johann Georg Pisendel and discovers why so much of the Italian composer's music eventually came to light in a library in Dresden. Finally, Macleod concludes his exploration of Vivaldi with an examination of the music published during the composer's own lifetime.

Release date: 09 May 2014

1 hour, 5 minutes

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