About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Vivaldi and Geminiani at Barcelona's treasured and world‐renowned Palau de la Música Catalana.
Antonio Vivaldi went down in history as a creator of the instrumental concert genre and the father of orchestral music. He was born in Venice on the 4th of March 1678. Vivaldi was a weak and sickly child suffering from asthma, however could not stop him from devoting himself completely to music. His father, Giovanni Batista a professional violinist, taught his elder son Antonio to play the violin. With his father young Antonio met the best musicians of Venice of that time and gave concerts in local churches. He also worked as a violin teacher and later as a music director at the orphanage Ospedalle della Pieta. Meanwhile he composed concertos, sacred works and vocal music and in 1713 he achieved great recognition with his sacred choral music. Vivaldi got captivated by the world of opera and worked both as opera composer and impresario at the Teatro San Angelo. In 1717 he obtained a prestigious position by the prince court in Manua as a director of secular music and worked there until around 1720. During that time he composed his world‐renowned masterpiece The Four Seasons.
In the 1730's his career dwindled as his music became unfashionable and the great composer died in poverty. It took the world two centuries to rediscover and reevaluate Vivaldi’s music, as it was buried into oblivion after his death. In the early 20th century many previously unknown works were found and immediately captured the hearts of the music lovers.
- Vivaldi, Antonio – Symphony in G major for string and bass, RV 146
- Vivaldi, Antonio – Concerto in C major for strings and bass continuous, RV 114
- Vivaldi, Antonio – Symphony in D minor for strings and bass continuous, RV 127
- Geminiani, Francesco – Concerto Grosso in D minor ("La Follia")
- Vivaldi, Antonio – Concerts “The Four Seasons” Op. 8 no. 1‐4
Venice Baroque Orchestra (Orchestra)
Carmignola, Giuliano (Soloist) Baroque violin
More Events Around this Time
Other Events in Barcelona
Il Trovatore: Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona, Gran Teatre del Liceu3 h 10 min
Blues at the Museum in Barcelona
Barcelona, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern
+ more dates
Flamenco in the Heart Of Barcelona
Barcelona, Theatre City Hall
+ more dates
Guitar & Flamenco: Teatro Poliorama
Barcelona, Teatro Poliorama
+ more dates