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Portraits of a Man, Pictures of a City

Antonio Vivaldi is intrinsically linked with the city of his birth - Venice. Donald Macleod explores this association through a series of images of the composer and La Serenissima.

As a virtuoso violinist, as a teacher, as a priest and as a prolific composer, Antonio Vivaldi was a key figure in Baroque Italy and remains one of the most famous names in classical music today. Vivaldi is also intrinsically linked with the city of his birth - Venice.
In Monday’s programme, Donald explores this association through a series of images of the composer and La Serenissima.

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Mon 22 Jul 2019 12:00

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in E flat major (La Tempesta di Mare), RV 253

    Ensemble: L'Europa Galante Trio. Conductor: Fabio Biondi.
    • ERATO 5454652.
    • ERATO.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Armida: Sinfonia; Aria: Armata di furore

    Singer: Sara Mingardo. Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Director: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naïve: OP30492.
    • Naïve.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Violin Concerto in F minor (L'inverno), RV 297

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
    • CHANNEL CCSLP6918.
    • CHANNEL.
    • 4.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Judita Triumphans, RV644 (extracts)

    Performer: Coro Giovanile. Singer: Magdalena Kožená. Ensemble: Academia Montis Regalis. Director: Alessandro De Marchi.
    • NAÏVE OP30450.
    • NAÏVE.
    • 1.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for two horns, RV 538

    Performer: Anneke Scott. Performer: Jocelyn Lightfoot. Ensemble: La Serenissima. Director: Adrian Chandler.
    • Avie : AV2392.
    • Avie.
    • 7.

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