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Archive for February 18, 2014

Antonio Vivaldi: Beyond Four Seasons

Grand Canal, Venice

Can you imagine a time when Vivaldi wasn’t the world’s most popular composer; before the wine commercials, yoga CDs, and Classical hits records?

Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi was utterly obscure after his death. His revival began with a 19th century revival of J.S. Bach (due in part to the work of Felix Mendelssohn). A few scholars wanted to know more about the Italian composer who had been so influential on the German master