Sunday, May 22, 2011

Birthday Baroque.

I've been doing a little digging around on that group I mentioned in my last post, Europa Galante. They are an Italian period instrument baroque orchestra that specializes in Vivaldi's music, and playing it in such a way that it really comes alive. I think a lot of times many people have this image of classical music as dry, stale, or boring. Europe Galante blows that idea away completely, and does an incredible job of bringing a sense of vitality and zest to Vivaldi's music that anyone can enjoy.

The movie below is one I came across today of them performing the first movement of one of Vivaldi's many (over 500) concerti. I especially love this one, and I'm sure you will as well when you listen to it. Enjoy!

Ke Akua pū, a hui hou kākou!

1 comment:

  1. And to think that many of these were performed by orphan girls from the school he taught in!


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