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Vivaldi and Bach: Double Violin Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach's Double Violin Concerto remains one of his best loved and most famous works, but concertos for more than one instrument weren't a novelty by any means. Vivaldi had written many works for differing numbers of soloists, from one to 13, and had written double violin concertos of his own, including one as part of his famed 1711 publication L'estro armonico.

Stephen Johnson is joined by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Nicholas Kraemer, violinists, Jennifer Pike and Lesley Hatfield, and organist, Daniel Hyde to explore these two great works of the Baroque period.

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1 hour, 4 minutes


Role Contributor
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer Antonio Vivaldi