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Episode #16:
Vivaldi Fireworks

Dear Friends Around the World,
With best wishes to all of our YouTube fans in Italy, Apollo’s Fire is delighted to go all-Italian this week!
Jeannette Sorrell likes to think of Antonio Vivaldi as the “rock and roll composer of the 18th century.” Vivaldi was the music master at a famous orphanage in Venice. Since he wrote his concertos for his teenage protégés, it’s not surprising that they feature the driving rhythms and earthy harmonies that inspire pop music today.
This all-Vivaldi episode of “Music for the Soul” features three NEW videos of Vivaldi performances, plus three old favorites. You will find plenty of virtuoso fireworks here. We hope you enjoy them!
Amici, vi spediamo la salute e l’ispirazione.
Wishing you health and inspiration.

Watch Video Playlist


Concerto in C Major for Two Violins, RV 507
Olivier Brault & Adriane Post, violin
with a surprise “Happy Birthday”

L’Estate (Summer) from The Four Seasons
Alan Choo, violin

Vedrò con mio diletto, from GIUSTINO
Erica Schuller, soprano

Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos
René Schiffer & Mimé Brinkmann, cello

La Folia (“Madness”)
The Case of the Exploding Cello Bow
Alan Choo & Emi Tanabe, violin
René Schiffer, explosive cello

Ciaconna in C Major
Olivier Brault & Carrie Krause, violin


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