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  • Ex-Opera CEO reveals new Vivaldi browser

    01/28/2015 2:26:58 PM PST · by 4rcane · 11 replies
    Ex-Opera CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner has revealed a technical preview of Vivaldi, a new Chromium-based browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. As this is a first release, the big features are mostly "coming soon". There will be extensions support, a built-in mail client, syncing across your devices, but they’re not here yet. The Technical Preview does provide some smaller practical features. Tab Stacks are a handy way of grouping browser tabs, and work much like buttons on the Windows taskbar. Hover your mouse over a tab, thumbnails appear for each site it represents, and you simply click the one...
  • Lost Vivaldi concerto found in Scotland

    10/07/2010 7:49:06 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 100710 | Stefano Ambrogi
    LONDON (Reuters Life!) – A lost flute concerto by 18th century composer and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi has been discovered by an academic among a set of dusty papers housed in Scotland's National Archives in Edinburgh. The extraordinary find, a 300-year-old copy of the Italian Baroque composer's original manuscript, comprises the parts for "Il Gran Mogol," one of a quartet of national concertos. The others, entitled "La Francia," "La Spagna" and "L'Inghilterro" remain lost. The musical score, which scholars believe may never have been performed, was found and authenticated by Southampton University research fellow Andrew Woolley. "This piece was previously...
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi's 332nd Birthday Today

    03/04/2010 7:34:04 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 657+ views
    Gear4Music.com ^ | 03/04/2010 | n/a
    Today is the 332nd birthday of revered Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, most famous for his 1723 composition The Four Seasons, a violin 'concerti'. Vivaldi was writer of nearly 500 concertos of various types, composing at least 50 operas and a plethora of other vocal and instrumental pieces. His work has been described as one of the strongest influences on the development of modern violin technique, being a primary influence on Johann Sebastian Bach. While a prolific composer, Vivaldi was also an incredibly talented technical violinist having been trained by his professional violinist father. In 1703, at the age of 25...
  • Most amazing thing I have seen...musically!

    10/17/2009 9:17:16 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 107 replies · 3,518+ views
    I have seen some amazing musicians, but this kid's performance ranks. I can't remember last time I saw something musical that made my mouth hang open in astonishment, but this one did. This guy plays Vivalid's Concerto In G Minor (for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Presto) on Accordion) And it isn't just that he plays it...he absolutely smokes it! You have got to see this (linked to YouTube: Kid nails Vivaldi on an accordion!
  • First Sunday Music - Antonio Vivaldi

    10/07/2007 11:04:37 AM PDT · by HoosierHawk · 16 replies · 340+ views
    Antonio Vivaldi His Life Vivaldi was born March 4, 1678, in Venice, and was trained by his father, a violinist at Saint Mark's Cathedral. Ordained a priest in 1703, Vivaldi began teaching that year at the Ospedale della Pietà, a conservatory for orphaned girls. He was associated with the Pietà, usually as music director, until 1740, training the students, composing concertos and oratorios for weekly concerts, and meanwhile establishing an international reputation. From 1713 on, Vivaldi was also active as an opera composer and producer in Venice and traveled to Rome, Mantua (Mantova), and elsewhere to oversee performances of...
  • Vivaldi, the sex-obsessed rock star

    10/24/2006 6:13:19 AM PDT · by sitetest · 75 replies · 2,055+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday October 22, 2006 | Rob Sharp
    A biopic based on the early years of Antonio Vivaldi's life is set to do for the baroque composer what Milos Forman's Amadeus achieved for Mozart more than two decades ago. Joseph Fiennes plays the lead in Vivaldi, which starts filming next April, alongside Gerard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset and Malcolm McDowell. Its makers hope to reprise the success of Forman's 1984 epic, which won a multitude of Oscars, revitalising interest in Mozart and his works. The new project will chart the composer of The Four Seasons' ordination as a priest and his life at a school in Venice, where he...
  • Might Vivaldi Be Opera's Next Hot Composer?

    10/04/2005 3:25:15 PM PDT · by sitetest · 11 replies · 815+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer via Andante ^ | 2 October 2005 | David Patrick Stearns
    Antonio Vivaldi's desperate final year was spent far from home, trying to establish himself in Vienna. He was banned from his artistic stronghold in Ferrara because word was out that this ordained priest had a longstanding relationship with his leading soprano. In his native Venice — scene of many feast-and-famine episodes — Vivaldi had long been considered washed up. Financially strapped, he sold bundles of concertos in Vienna, but his ambitions, there and most everywhere in his professional life, lay in opera. After those hopes died in 1741, so did he. Though he is known among both mainstream and crossover...
  • The Return of Motezuma - Rediscovered Vivaldi Opera to Premiere in Düsseldorf After Legal Battle

    09/22/2005 3:11:11 PM PDT · by sitetest · 25 replies · 463+ views
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur via Andante ^ | September 21, 2005 | No byline
    DÜSSELDORF (dpa) — An opera presumed lost when Antonio Vivaldi died 265 years ago is to have a controversial premiere on a German stage Wednesday [21 September] after a legal battle over the rediscovered score. Motezuma was last performed in Venice in 1733 and is believed to be the first Baroque opera with an American theme: the Aztec emperor Montezuma. The score belongs to a Berlin library, the Sing-Akademie, which published it on the Internet and asserted copyright. Initially judges agreed, but later an appeal court cancelled an injunction against the performance in a former factory as part of the...
  • Vivaldi: Arie d'Opera dal Fondo Foà 28

    09/13/2005 6:44:57 AM PDT · by sitetest · 13 replies · 351+ views
    Andante ^ | September 2005 | No byline
    The long-neglected manuscripts of volume 28 of the Foà collection in the Biblioteca Nazionale of Turin preserve one of the most fascinating aspects of Vivaldi's operatic output: the composer's personal collection of opera arias. This anthology comprises forty-seven arias and ensembles, most composed by Vivaldi between 1717 and 1721. Some are drafts, variants or simply copies of pieces that also feature in the scores of complete operas preserved in Turin. Others, however, have no known duplicate or variant. Detailed examination of them has enabled musicologists, led by Peter Ryom, to link them to several lost operas of which they now...
  • New Vivaldi work heard for first time in 250 years [really cool!!]

    08/11/2005 2:30:35 PM PDT · by sitetest · 132 replies · 1,676+ views
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | Tuesday, August 9, 2005 | Paul Tait
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A small part of a newly identified choral work by baroque Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi was played for the first time in about 250 years on Tuesday after being uncovered by an Australian academic. Janice Stockigt of the University of Melbourne said the 11-movement "Dixit Dominus" for choir and soloists, which she uncovered in Dresden this year, would be played in full in the German city next year. Stockigt said the work had previously been attributed to Baldassarre Galuppi, a Venetian contemporary of Vivaldi, since it first appeared in Galuppi's name in Dresden's Catholic Court Church in...