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Latest News: Classical, Vivaldi (composer)

 Recording of the Week, Baroque fireworks from Bojan Čičić and the Illyria Consort

by David Smith

The violinist and his ensemble present four virtuosic concertos, showcasing the legacy of Vivaldi's incredible panache as a performer as well as the earliest origins of what would eventually become the solo violin caprice.

 Recording of the Week, A double-bill of very different Baroque violin albums

by David Smith

Nicola Benedetti makes a successful first venture into early music with a programme of Geminiani and Vivaldi, and Théotime Langlois de Swarte teams up with William Christie to bring some French Baroque gems to light.

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi from Cecilia Bartoli and Ensemble Matheus

by Katherine Cooper

Nearly twenty years after her landmark album devoted to the operas of the 'Red Priest', the Italian mezzo is as dazzling as ever in arias from works including Orlando furioso, Il Giustino and Ottone in Villa.

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi Double Concertos from Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima

by David Smith

Adrian Chandler and his acclaimed team of baroque instrumentalists present a sparkling selection of Vivaldi's unique double concerti.

 Interview, Rachel Podger on The Four Seasons

by Katherine Cooper

The violinist, whose previous recordings of Vivaldi have won widespread critical acclaim, talks to Katherine about taking on the 'Red Priest''s most popular work.

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi's Four Seasons from Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

by Katherine Cooper

The British violinist breathes new life into the most popular of baroque violin concerti with these vivid one-per-part accounts which exude wit and affection.

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi's Dorilla in Tempe from Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine welcomes back Naïve's Vivaldi Edition, which returns today with an effervescent account of the "Red Priest"'s pastoral pasticcio from the 1730s.

 Interview, Susan Orlando on Naïve's Vivaldi Edition

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine talks to one of the driving forces behind the project, which resumes this month with Dorilla in Tempe.

 Interview, Lucie Horsch on Vivaldi

by Katherine Cooper

The Dutch recorder-player talks to Katherine about her debut disc on Decca.

 Interview, The Miraculous Mandolin

by David Smith

David talks to Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital about his new solo album, Vivaldi.

 Recording of the Week, Violin music by Bach and Vivaldi from Gil Shaham and Rachel Podger

by David Smith

David listens to two new albums of violin music - Vivaldi concertos from Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque, and Bach solo sonatas and partitas from Gil Shaham.

 Favourites, Antonio Vivaldi

by David Smith

David picks out the very best recordings of works by the “Red Priest”, Antonio Vivaldi.

 Video Interview, Rachel Podger on La cetra

by Chris O'Reilly

Chris visits the baroque violinist to discuss her new recording of Vivaldi's twelve concerti Op. 9, recorded with Holland Baroque and released on Channel Classics earlier this month.

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi from Rachel Podger

by Chris O'Reilly

Following her Gramophone Award-winning recording of La stravaganza in 2003, the British baroque violinist tackles La cetra with Holland Baroque Society.

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi: Sacred vocal works and concertos

by Chris O'Reilly

Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas joins the baroque ensemble Florilegium for Laudate pueri and Nulla in mundo, whilst the group’s founder Ashley Solomon takes centre-stage in the recently-rediscovered flute concerto Il Gran Mogol (receiving only its second outing on record here).

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi Operas - Ottone in Villa and Ercole

by Chris O'Reilly

Ercole sul Termodonte (starring Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazón) from Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante, and Ottone in Villa (with Sonia Prina in the title-role) from Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini.

 Recording of the Week, Vivaldi in a new light

by Chris O'Reilly

Daniel Hope directs the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in a programme of music by the ‘Red Priest’, including the ‘Tempesta di mare’ concerto, the ‘La Follia’ sonata, and ‘Andromeda Liberata’, with guest soloist Anne Sofie von Otter.