Along with being known as a composer, which is how we know Antonio Vivaldi today, the great Italian Baroque master was a renowned violin virtuoso as well; no further evidence is needed than the famous violin concertos The Four Seasons. When Vivaldi composed for several instruments, it becomes clear that there were others in his time who could also find their way around a fingerboard. On this edition of Baroque&Before, we’ll hear incredible displays of hair-raising, dueling virtuosity. Concerto Copenhagen, featuring violinists Adrian Chandler and Fredrik From. present works by Vivaldi and some of Vivaldi’s best and finest contemporaries: Gregori, Dall’Abaco, and Brescianello.
Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert September 25, 2021, in Queen’s Hall of the Royal Library, Copenhagen. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to offer tonight’s program as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.