John Williams plays Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute in D-major

One of the most beautiful pieces of Baroque music: John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute in D-Major, RV 93. Antonio Vivaldi wrote many concertos for various instruments, including lute and mandolin. This Concerto in D major for Lute and Orchestra has been transcribed for guitar. It remains one of the finest examples of …

Vivaldi: Four Seasons [I Musici]

Italian chamber orchestra I Musici performs The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) by Antonio Vivaldi. The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concertos, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. The wonderful videos below are from “I Musici“, a film by award-winning Dutch cinematographer Anton van Munster …

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos [Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter]

Conducted by the German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter, the Münchener Bach-Orchester performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046-1051). The Brandenburg concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046-1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments) are a collection of six instrumental works. They considered masterful examples of the balance between assorted groups of …