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Donald Macleod explores Vivaldi's friendship with German violinist Johann Georg Pisendel and the discovery of much of his music in a Dresden library.

Donald Macleod 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.

Concerto in F for violin, two oboes, two horns, bassoon, strings and basso continuo, RV 571
Giovanni Guglielmo (violin)
L'Arte dell'Arco
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77501 2, Trs 16-18

Sonata in G minor for violin and continuo, RV 26
Fabio Biondi (violin)
Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)
Maurizio Naddeo (cello)
Opus 111 OPS 30-154, Trs 1-5

Nisi Dominus, RV 803
Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo-soprano)
Hilary Summers (contralto)
The King's Consort
Robert King (conductor)
Hyperion CDS44181, Trs 13-20

Concerto in G minor for violin, two recorders, two oboes, bassoon, strings and basso continuo, RV 577 (for the orchestra of Dresden)
Peter Hanson (violin)
Peter Holtslag, Catherine Latham (recorders)
Paul Goodwin, Lorraine Wood (oboes)
Alberto Grazzi (bassoon)
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (conductor)
Archiv 445 839-2, Trs 13-15.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in F for violin, 2 oboes, 2 horns, bassoon, strings and basso continuo, RV571

    Performer: Giovanni Guglielmo (vl) Performer: L’Arte Dell’Arco Performer: Christopher Hogwood (cond)

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 05472 77501 2,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sonata in g minor for violin and continuo, RV 26

    Performer: Fabio Biondi (vl), Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (hpschd), Performer: Maurizio Naddeo (vc)

    • Opus 111.
    • OPS 30–154,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Nisi Dominus, RV803

    Performer: Carolyn Sampson (sop), Performer: Tuva Semmingsen (m-sop), Performer: Hilary Summers (con) / Performer: The King’s Consort / Robert King (cond)

    • Hyperion.
    • CDS44181,.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in g minor for violin, 2 recorders, 2 oboes, bassoon, strings and basso continuo,

    Performer: Peter Hanson (vl), Performer: Peter Holtslag, Performer: Catherine Latham (recs), Performer: Paul Goodwin, Performer: Lorraine Wood (obs), Performer: Alberto Grazzi (bsn) Performer: The English Concert Performer: Trevor Pinnock (cond)

    • Archiv.
    • 445 839–2,.

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