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Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

Part Two

Vivaldi's reputation was made and sealed at the Ospedale della Pieta, a Venice orphanage where he had opportunities to demonstrate his skills as composer and director of music. He quickly made the house orchestra a fine performing group, which in turn was able to give premieres of his steady stream of compositions. Donald Macleod tells the story of this remarkable symbiotic relationship.


1 hour


La Stravaganza: Concerto in G major op4 no3, RV 301
Andrew Watkinson (violin) / City of London Sinfonia / Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
Naxos 855 3323 tr 7-9

Concerto for Violin, Strings, and Basso Continuo RV 235
Giuliano Carmignola (violin) /
Venice Baroque Orchestra / Andrea Marcon (conductor)
Sony SK 87733 tr 4-6

Dixit Dominus RV 595
Susan Gritton; Catrin Wyn-Davies (sopranos) / Catherine Denley (alto) / Kings Consort / Choir of the King's Consort / Robert King (conductor)
Hyperion CDA 66789 tr 1-11

Flute Concerto op 10 no 2 in G minor, RV 439, 'La notte'
Sebastien Marq (recorder) / Ensemble Matheus / Jean-Christophe Spinosi (conductor)
Opus 111 OP 303 71 tr 1-6

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