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The Glory of Venice: Caldara, Lotti, Vivaldi

The extraordinary music of Venetians Lotti, Caldara and Vivaldi influenced some the most important composers of the 18th century: Bach, Haendel, Mozart.

To the ones familiar with Mozart's Requiem, to listen to Antonio Lotti's Requiem written in 1704 (so, before Mozart was born) will be an experience – making one wonder why we do not hear more Lotti in our concert halls.

Bach admired so much Vivaldi's music that he made arrangements of several of his works.  The composer also admired the music of Antonio Caldara, and arranged the Suscepit Israel movement (BWV 1082) of Caldara's Magnificat in C major, which he had copied in the early 1740s.


Ensemble PHOENIX on early instruments
The Madrigal Singers directed by Itay Berkovich

Soloist singers: Tal Ganor, Sharon Tadmor, Rona Shrira, Itamar Hildesheim, Hagai Berenson
Violin solo: Noam Schuss
Conductor, musical director: Myrna Herzog



Canaletto_Regata sul Canale Grande ca 1740


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)– Concerto Alla Rustica
Presto – Adagio - Allegro

Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) – Requiem (1704)

Antonio Vivaldi – Allegro non molto from Summer, The Four Seasons Op. 8, No. 3 
Soloist: Noam Schuss - baroque violin

Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) - Magnificat in C

Johann Adolf Hasse (1699 –1783)- A Venetian gondola song: Mia cara Anzoletta