|Detail of View of the Santa Maria della Salute with the Dogana di Mare (1780) by Francesco Guardi|
We can't let the day pass without celebrating the birth date of Antonio Vivaldi.
All year long, we've been enjoying his music, interspersed most notably within our seasonal posts. I absolutely adore his compositions, treasures of the baroque Venetian style. In terms of elegance, few composers can compare.
So, let's take a moment to enjoy these beauties and reflect on the shimmering image of 18th century Venice.
|Detail of Venetian Capriccio (1760) by Francesco Guardi|
Once again, let's listen to some music. ;-)
Lute Concerto in D, performed by Julian Bream
Recorder Concerto 443 (2nd movement), performed by Michala Petri
La Stravaganza, performed by Europa Galante