Sunday, August 23, 2009

More Vivaldi

In The New York Times, Matthew Gurewitsch recalls the old quip that Antonio Vivaldi didn't write hundreds of concertos, but the same concerto hundreds of times – apparently coined by Luigi Dallapiccola and subsequently repeated by Igor Stravinsky.

Exploration of the archives at the Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino in Turin, Italy, suggests that there are many more works by Vivaldi awaiting rediscovery: