10 Aug 2005
Another Vivaldi Work Discovered
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus
Clive OConnell [The Age, 10 August 2005]
To celebrate a musicological feat achieved by Janice Stockigt from Melbourne University, the faculty of music's Early Music Studio orchestra gave a small taste of the work that she recently identified as a composition by Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi not only composed the well-known The Four Seasons violin concertos but also had a powerful impact on his contemporaries such as J. S. Bach, who transcribed and adapted many of the Italian master's concertos.