It's a mystery why the elderly Vivaldi chose to abandon his home in Venice, ending his days poverty-stricken in a foreign land. Donald Macleod investigates.
Concerto in F, RV574
The King's Consort, directed by Robert King
Concerto funebre in Bflat, RV579
Europa Galante, directed by Fabio Biondi
Griselda (Opening of Act II)
Carla Huhtanen (soprano, Costanza), Lynne McMurtry (mezzo, Roberto), Jason Nedecky (baritone, Corrado), Aradia Ensemble, conducted by Kevin Mallon
Concerto in C, RV558
The Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Andrew Manze.