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