Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was an Italian composer of the Baroque era. He trained to be a local priest in Venice, and like his father, he played the violin in his youth. He principally traveled and composed in Italy; his operas and concertos advanced Italian music.
Vivaldi wrote over 500 pieces of orchestral music, including some 350 concertos. The sheer volume of concertos allowed him plenty of room for experimentation. He developed the ritornello, a three-movement concerto in which the final movement was a shorter variation of the first, as occurs in the Mandolin Concerto.
This recording is performed by the Ensemble Instrumental de Grenoble, Christian Schneider, mandolin.
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