Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in D Major, RV 121

Vivaldi is known mainly for composing many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons. In 1926, in a monastery in Piedmont, researchers discovered fourteen folios of Vivaldi's work that were previously thought to have been lost during the Napoleonic Wars. Some missing volumes in the numbered set were discovered in the collections of the descendants of the Grand Duke Durazzo, who had acquired the monastery complex in the 18th century. The volumes contained 300 concertos, 19 operas and over 100 vocal-instrumental works. His Concerto for strings in D Major, RV 121 was composed in the mid 1720's or 1736 at the latest. WIKIPEDIA

 VIDEO: Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players performed Vivaldi's Concerto for Strings in D, RV121 in October 2013.

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