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Donald Macleod focuses on why, although Vivaldi was ordained a priest, he eschewed the altar for the opera stage and set up home with his favourite soprano and her sister.

Vivaldi was ordained a priest, but he eschewed the altar for the opera stage and set up home with his favourite soprano and her sister. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Vivaldi: Gloria RV589 (opening)
John Alldis Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Vittorio Negri

Vivaldi: La fida ninfa (trio from Act 1)
Sandrine Piau (soprano, Licori), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto, Elpina), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor, Narete), Ensemble Matheus, directed by Jean-Christophe Spinosi

Vivaldi: Orlando furioso: Act II Scene 11: Cosi potessi anch'io
Jennifer Larmore (mezzo, Alcina), Ensemble Matheus, directed by Jean-Christophe Spinosi

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor RV445
Michala Petri (sopranino recorder), I Solisti Veneti, directed by Claudio Scimone

Vivaldi: Laudate pueri, Dominum RV601.
Catherine Bott (soprano), Stephen Preston (flute), The Purcell Quartet.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in D major RV.589 for soloists, chorus and orchestra

    Performer: VITTORIO NEGRI - Main Artist Performer: English Chamber Orchestra. Performer: John Alldis Choir

    • Philips.
    • 4622342.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    La Fida ninfa - opera RV.714

    Conductor: Jean-Christophe SPINOSI Performer: Marie-Nicole LEMIEUX - Contralto Performer: Sandrine PIAU - Soprano Performer: Topi LEHTIPUU - Tenor Performer: Matheus Ensemble

    • Naive.
    • Op30410.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Orlando [furioso] - opera RV.728

    Conductor: Jean-Christophe SPINOSI Performer: Matheus Ensemble

    • NAIVE RECORDS.
    • OP-30393.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in A minor RV.445 for flautino and orchestra

    Conductor: Claudio SCIMONE Performer: Michala PETRI - Recorder Performer: I Solisti Veneti Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra

    • RCA.
    • RD87885.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Laudate pueri in G major RV.601 for soprano and orchestra

    Performer: Catherine BOTT - Soprano Performer: Stephen PRESTON - Flute Performer: Purcell Quartet

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN0714X.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Gloria in excelsis Deo (Gloria In D Major Rv.589)

    Performer: English Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Vittorio Negri. Choir: The John Alldis Choir.
    • Philips: 4622342.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Act 1 (La Fida Ninfa Rv.714)

    Singer: Sandrine Piau. Singer: Marie‐Nicole Lemieux. Singer: Topi Lehtipuu. Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus. Conductor: Jean‐Christophe Spinosi.
    • Naïve:Op30410.
    • Naïve.
    • 24.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Act 2 scene 11 Al fragor de' corni audaci (Orlando Rv.728)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus. Conductor: Jean‐Christophe Spinosi.
    • NAIVE RECORDS : OP-30393.
    • NAIVE RECORDS.
    • 29.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto In A Minor Rv.522, Op.3`8

    Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Performer: Elizabeth Wilcock. Performer: Micaela Comberti. Orchestra: The English Concert.
    • ARCHIV : 423 096-2.
    • ARCHIV.
    • 5.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Laudate Pueri In G Major Rv.601

    Performer: Stephen Preston. Ensemble: Purcell Quartet. Singer: Catherine Bott.
    • CHANDOS: CHAN0714X.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 13.

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