Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi Discoveries, from Alessandro Tampieri

Nov 18, 2019
Alessandro Tampieri
Accademia Bizantina

The Italian violinist joins forces with his hometown orchestra in never-before-recorded music by a foundational composer, and it's WCRB's CD of the Week.

Contralto Delphine Galou and conductor Ottavio Dantone
Giulia Papetti

For almost two decades, Naïve Records has set about recording 450 of Vivaldi's works, many of which had never been recorded. It's a massive task, and the newest recordings, the impressive 59th and 60th volumes, exude the same incredible artistry and beauty as the first.

Sharon Isbin and the Pacifica Quartet
Austin Ward

The vibrant Pacifica Quartet is a perfect match for guitarist Sharon Isbin on WCRB’s CD of the Week, where the intoxicating flavor of Spain gets cooked up by Italian composers.

A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of the ensemble

Sunday, September 8, 2019
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with A Far Cry, the GRAMMY-nominated string orchestra performs music that celebrates generations of musical kinship, in works by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Vivaldi, and Bach.

Grand Canal in Venice
Canaletto / National Gallery London

A huge number of Italian musicians left their country in the 18th century, bringing the exquisite tradition of chamber music with them, and now four acclaimed artists celebrate this exiled music on WCRB’s CD of the Week.