The Venice Baroque Orchestra is one of the world's most adventurous and exciting period instrument ensembles. Led by harpsichordist and Baroque scholar Andrea Marcon, and featuring the inventive, virtuoso violinist Giuliano Carmignola, this concert includes striking performances of concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Tartini.
Vivaldi For All Seasons is a mini-series of four radio programs exploring the instrumental music of Antonio Vivaldi. The programs feature a mix of concertos, sonatas and overtures, with selected movements in some cases, drawn mostly from recordings of the past two decades, and were chosen for both performance merits and wide appeal. Light commentary is provided by Vic Di Geronimo, the program?s producer and a weekday classical music host on WILL-FM at the University of Illinois. Playlists, and more information about the programs, are available at will.uiuc.edu.
Program #1: Vivaldi as the composer of great tunes. Vivaldi was born in Venice where, in his time, people sang everywhere. Vivaldi?s music, even his instrumental music, was another vehicle for Venetian song. The program concludes with the ?Spring? concerto.