Antonio Vivaldi

This talk by Peter Marks, will briefly explore the life of Vivaldi with some musical illustrations including the composer’s time at the Ospedale della Piet√† in Venice - a convent, orphanage, and music school. Peter, who has lead Wigtownshire U3A’s Music Appreciation Group for the past ten years, will explore what he sees as the previous neglect of Vivaldi, despite his having been one of the principle composers of the Italian Baroque. His presentation will show his influence on other composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, and how he was one of the first exponents of the concerto, as well as giving examples of his liturgical and operatic music. Peter’s talk aims to destroy the myth of Vivaldi having written the same concerto 600 times, and demonstrate his range and style of music.

10 am for 10.30 am. Free for U3A members, £3 for visitors including tea/coffee and biscuits.
Disabled access and ample parking outside the building.
County Buildings, Wigtown DG8 9JH
Fri 26 Jul 19

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