The Community Centre, Tarporley 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Vivaldi - the Venetian connection.
Vivaldi is the one Baroque composer whose music is a direct reflection of the city in which it was composed. A Vivaldi concerto transports the listener to the heart of 18th century Venice. The reasons for this are many: his passion for colour, display and spectacle in music; the unusual way in which Venice solved its problems with the poor and homeless; his health problems and eccentricities as man and priest. This lecture explores the amazing world of Vivaldi's music – music that is as intrinsically Venetian as the canvasses of Canaletto.
Peter appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.