Antonio Vivaldi

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‘Like seeing a sculpture from a different angle’: Max Richter on rewriting The Four Seasons – for the second time
His 2012 reimagining of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons was huge hit. So why, a decade later, is Max Richter recording it once again – this time with period instruments and a vintage synth?

Max Richter

10, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Bajazet review – Vivaldi finally gets his London premiere
Vivaldi wrote 90 operas but this is the first of his works to be staged at the ROH; Adele Thomas’s engaging production makes a strong case for this to be first of many

Erica Jeal

06, Feb, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Royal Northern Sinfonia/Włoszczowska review – lacklustre start for new venue
A predominantly baroque programme at this brand new concert hall found the RNS on disappointing form, although Haydn and Herschel brought drama and energy

Hugh Morris

14, Dec, 2021 @9:44 AM

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Addio, Vivaldi! But why did it take so long for the DWP to replace its helpline music? | Patrick Butler
The reason for the decision, after 14 years of complaints, offers wider lessons for anyone interested in how government works, says the Guardian’s social policy editor Patrick Butler

Patrick Butler

11, Feb, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Benefits hotline drops anxiety-inducing Vivaldi clip as hold music
Thirty-second loop introduced in 2006 to obtain a ‘cost-effective solution’ replaced by soothing 20-minute mix

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

02, Feb, 2020 @1:17 PM

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Experience: I’m a world-class whistler
I do between 75 and 100 concerts a year and earn twice as much as I did as a nurse

Geert Chatrou

09, Aug, 2019 @9:01 AM

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Tango, dance and shred guitars: five best takes on Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Jazz pianist Bruno Heinen has collaborated with Camerata Alma Viva for a new take on one of the most instantly recognisable classical works of all time. He picks his five favourite versions of Vivaldi’s famous composition

Bruno Heinen

23, Feb, 2017 @11:04 AM

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Juditha Triumphans review – Magdalena Kožená has done nothing finer
Vivaldi’s rare oratorio enjoyed a staggeringly beautiful performance by Venice Baroque under Andrea Marcon, the Guildhall Consort and a wealth of soloists

Tim Ashley

03, Nov, 2016 @12:59 PM

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Hugo Ticciati: Vivaldi the baroque rock god
Vivaldi’s music provoked excitement, fear and wonder. That’s why we’re performing it today alongside Metallica and Muse

Hugo Ticciati

21, Oct, 2016 @1:44 PM

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La Serenissima review – priceless Vivaldi scores like you've never heard them
Adrian Chandler’s ensemble revives a unique version of The Four Seasons and presents an avant-garde approach that would have awed Hendrix

Alfred Hickling

21, Feb, 2016 @2:27 PM

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The Young Vivaldi CD review – exquisite precision
Modo Antiquo dazzle in previously unrecorded early Vivaldi

Stephen Pritchard

17, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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