Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1841)

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04*20080424

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)

Sonata in G minor for violin and continuo, RV 26

Fabio Biondi (violin)

Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)

Maurizio Naddeo (cello)

Nisi Dominus, RV 803

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)

Tuva Semmingsen (mezzo-soprano)

Hilary Summers (contralto)

The King's Consort

Robert King (conductor)

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).

05 LAST*20080425

Donald Macleod concludes his exploration of Vivaldi with an examination of the music published during the composer's own lifetime, from his variations on La Follia to his flute concerto La Notte.

Sonata (20 Variations on La Follia) in D minor for two violins and continuo, RV 63

Manfredo Kraemer, Mauro Lopes (violins)

Balazs Mate (cello)

Xavier Diaz-Latorre (guitar)

Xavier Puertas (violone)

Carlos Garcia-Bernalt (harpsichord)

Concerto in G minor for flute, strings and continuo, RV 439 (La Notte)

Janet See (flute)

Jakob Lindberg (archlute)

John Toll (organ)

Taverner Players

Andew Parrott (conductor)

Sonata in D minor for violin and continuo, RV 14

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)

Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)

Malcolm Proud (harpsichord)

Concerto in B flat for violin, strings and continuo, RV 362 (La caccia)

Academia Montis Regalis

Enrico Onofri (violin/director)

Sonata in B flat for cello and continuo, RV 46

David Watkin (cello)

Helen Gough (continuo cello)

David Miller (baroque guitar)

Robert King (chamber organ).