seriously folks, Vivaldi? I mean "what's the deal" (Seinfeld voice)? I never got why he is so popular and not Buxtehude, Couperin, or whomever. Telemann may be historically important, but he as well is nothing I'll listen to on my own for pure pleasure. I do like and listen to a lot of Baroque music though.Porter ODoran said:I don't think there's a Baroque composer I'm not in love with, as long as the conductor had a clue (there are unfortunately awful recordings of any music).
That's a blast from the past. Yes, I remember that piece fondly. It's been awhile, but I used to listen to it with regularity in high school. I was just kind of making a crack that Vivaldi, esp 4 seasons, has been played so often and in such a neutered way whn there really are other Baroque composers out there who I don't understand aren't as famous. You and Proter are right on the fact that he gets MUZAK treatment. I think Baroque in general is susceptible to MUZAK treatment, but Vivaldi suffers the most from it. And yes, Vivaldi is great.Iconodule said:I love Vivaldi. Here's one of the first things I heard from him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeyqD9fpshQ
I think cloying or dull recordings of the Four Seasons have done him a disservice in modern times.