Sunday Concert: "Viva Vivaldi!" – Cecilia Bartoli & "Il Giardino Armonico – YouTube

Viva Vivaldi! with Cecilia Bartoli Cecilia Bartoli’s all-Vivaldi sell-out concert performances with the Italian period instrument ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, at Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, brought together the talents of today’s most celebrated mezzo-soprano and an outstandingly creative group of musicians. Included are arias from Vivaldi’s operas and pasticcios L’Olimpiade, Tito Manlio, Ottone in Villa,…

Masterclass

Back in September 2011 I posted a superb performance of Tallis’ ‘Salvator mundi‘ by the Danish choir Herning Kirkes Drengekor (see: Saturday Chorale: Herning Kirkes Drengekor: Salvator Mundi – Thomas Tallis | Saturday Chorale) they’re a superb choir and living proof that the vibrant Danish choral tradition is alive and well. They put in a…

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Ascende laeta RV635

Ascende laeta (RV635) is a fine example of Vivaldi’s pioneering musical practice of the introduzione. These introduzioni are short solo motets intended as you might guess from the name to introduce major choral items such as the Gloria in the Mass or the as in this case the Dixit Dominus at Vespers. He composed it…