Concert for the Prince of Poland

Vivaldi, Antonio (1678–1741)

Academy of Ancient Music

Andrew Manze director & violin

Year: 1997
Catalogue: HMU 907230

About this album

Dazzling music for a glittering occasion. On 21 March 1740, a gala concert was held at the famous Ospedale della Pietà in Venice to honour the visiting Frederick Christian, Prince of Poland. The four concertos written by the sixty-one-year-old Vivaldi still survive in the manuscript which was presented to the Prince as a souvenir of the occasion. Possibly the composer’s last works, their brilliant technical writing, unusual scorings and innovative instrumental sonorities surely rank them among his most delightful music.


On this CD

  • Sinfonia in G major RV149 
  • Violin Concerto in E flat major ‘La Tempesta di Mare’ RV253 
  • Concerto in D minor RV540 
  • Concerto in A major RV52 
  • Violin Concerto in C major ‘Il piacere’ 
  • Concerto in C major RV558