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Vivaldi's Women

Documentary telling the story of Antonio Vivaldi and the music he composed in the early 18th century for La Pieta in Venice, a home for children who were abandoned at birth.

In the early 18th century, Antonio Vivaldi composed music for La Pieta in Venice, a home for children who were abandoned at birth. The institution had its own all-female orchestra and choir who provided entertainment in the church for visiting tourists. This film tells the story of that extraordinary partnership through the eyes of a modern group of female singers and musicians as they travel to Venice to recreate Vivaldi's music in the Pieta as it sounded 300 years ago.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 23 May 2010 03:25

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