From the Library — Antonio Vivaldi

Com­pos­er, priest, and vir­tu­oso vio­lin­ist, today marks the 333rd birth­day of Anto­nio Vival­di. Born in Venice, Vival­di is rec­og­nized as one of the great­est Baroque com­posers, and his influ­ence dur­ing his life­time was wide­spread over Europe. His best known work is a series of vio­lin con­cer­tos known as The Four Sea­sons.

In hon­our of his birth­day, today’s From the Library fea­tures music from the Baroque peri­od with per­for­mances by mod­ern groups such as the Bezdin Ensem­ble, The Sarasa Ensem­ble, Richard Savi­no and Janine Jansen. Music of Vivaldi’s con­tem­po­raries such as Bach, Pur­cell and Han­del is also includ­ed.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world at http://music.radioriel.org, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world

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