Vivaldi & Friends

John Butt, conductor

VIVALDI

“Winter” from The Four Seasons

CORELLI

Concerto Grosso in F Major, op. 6, no. 6

VIVALDI

Bassoon Concerto in C Major, RV 472

J.S. BACH

Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066

ALBINONI

Oboe Concerto in D Minor, op. 9, no. 2

VIVALDI

Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minor, op. 3, no. 10

Known for his invention and instrumental virtuosity, Antonio Vivaldi was on the cutting edge of Baroque trends. Early music specialist John Butt, director of the Dunedin Consort, traces his accomplishments along with the people who inspired him—and whom he inspired, too. Featured works include Vivaldi’s “Winter” Concerto from The Four Seasons, the jaunty Bassoon Concerto, and energetic Concerto for Four Violins along with music by Corelli, Albinoni, and Bach.