Vivaldi: Violin Concertos, Intorno a Pisendel – Julien Chauvin, Le Concert de la Loge

September 30, 2022, 9:00 am

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Julien Chauvin and his Concert de la Loge return to Naïve Classics’ Vivaldi Edition with a volume of violin concertos linked to Johann Georg Pisendel, a major musical figure in the court of Dresden in the 18th century. Vivaldi was introduced to Pisendel circa 1716 when the Crown Prince of Saxony traveled to Venice accompanied by musicians from the Dresden orchestra. Pisendel, a brilliant violinist, became a pupil and friend of Vivaldi. As a result, he was able to copy many of Vivaldi’s compositions and received several autographs from the Red Priest to take back to Dresden with him. Vivaldi also dedicated sonatas and violin concertos to Pisendel.