Antonio Vivaldi - the great composer of the Italian Baroque - was an astonishing violin virtuoso, which we can grasp from his famous set of violin concertos “the Four Seasons” among other works. But when Vivaldi writes for more than one solo instrument, we sense that there were others in his milieu also in possession of flying fingers. These double concertos are tours-de force of hair-raising, duelling virtuosity, and here the English violinist Adrian Chandler throws down the gauntlet to Concerto Copenhagen’s own Fredrik From. The two will match off in what is guaranteed to be anything but a dull concert!
As this program will reveal, Italy also nurtured various other very talented composers: Vivaldi’s double concertos are complimented by works of some of his most accomplished contemporaries - Gregori, Dall’Abaco og Brescianello.
A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins and 2 cellos in G Major, RV 575
G. L. Gregori: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 2, No. 9
E. F. dall’Abaco: Concerto for strings in B-Major, Op. 5, No. 5
A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins in G Major, RV 516
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A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins and 2 cellos in D Major, RV 564
G. A. Brescianello: Violin concerto in G Major, RV 564
A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins in D Major, RV 513