Early Music Television

Music of Antonio Vivaldi

MUSIC OF ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741) allows the charming but asthmatic composer to introduce his music and to explain the variety of professional opportunities available to a musician in Venice during the early 18th century. Vivaldi details his duties as general superintendent of music at the Conservatory of the Pieta, as Freelance composer, and as producer of commercial operas. Jeffrey Coussens plays Vivaldi with both style and humor. Vivaldi's music is performed by David Hart, Roberta Chorlton, Brian Dean, Wayne Moss, Lenora McCroskey, the Oklahoma Collegium Musicum, and Accademia Filarmonica, the new Baroque orchestra.

Produced by Eugene Enrico and Dave Smeal.
Funded, in part, by Oklahoma Humanities and NEH.

DVD, 28:30

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