2 Apr 2019

CALDARA: Ciaccona Op 2 No 12

From Music Alive, 8:30 pm on 2 April 2019

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Performed by NZ Barok with guest cellist James Bush at their concert, "The Splendour of Venice"

Antonio Caldara

Antonio Caldara Photo: Public Domain

Antonio Caldara (1670 – 28 December 1736) was a contemporary of Vivaldi’s in Venice.

He was a chorister at St Mark’s as a boy and also probably received tuition from Giovanni Legrenzi, the maestro di cappella there.

He didn’t stick around in Venice though. He had a number of positions: Mantua, Barcelona, Rome, before ending up in Vienna.

Although not particularly well-known now, the great German composer Georg Telemann heard his music in Vienna and cited him as an influence. He composed mainly for the voice … numerous operas, oratorios and cantatas.

Recorded by RNZ Concert in St Luke's Church, Remuera, Auckland, 6 October 2018
Producer: Tim Dodd; Engineer: Adrian Hollay