Through the skilled musicianship of celebrated soloist James Galway, Vivaldi's six Flute Concertos ring out amidst frescos by Tintoret, Veronese, Tiepolo, Titian, and Hieronymus Bosch. At Venice's suptumous Doge's Palace, the mythological allegories decorating the walls and ceilings enter into revealing dialogue with these early masterworks from the Venetian composer. After nine works dedicated almost entirely to the violin—his instrument—Vivaldi turned his attention to the flute, bringing out the agility and lyricism of the instrument and drawing on the descriptive, pictorial language of the Four Seasons to evoke elements like birdsong, or a maritime storm...
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With Le Concert des Nations
Ermanno Olmi (stage director), Riccardo Chailly (conductor) – With Massimiliano Pisapia (Riccardo), Franco Vassallo (Renato), Chiara Taigi (Amelia)