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Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) was born in Venice, Italy.

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Portrait of Antonio Vivaldi

composer, Antonio Vivaldi

An accomplished violinist, an ordained priest,

Vivaldi was a prolific, progressive and eminent composer

of the Baroque period;

writing over 500 concertos, 22 operas

and more than 60 works of religious music.

Vivaldi’s opera La Griselda is set three acts.

The aria of act two, ‘Agitata da due venti’

has become a popular concert piece of the

Italian mezzo-soprano, Cecilia Bartoli –

whose exquisite voice and performance vigor is total delight.

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mezzo-soprano, Cecilia Bartoli

Agitata da due venti

composer:  Antonio Vivaldi

performer:  Cecilia Bartoli

 

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