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6871VIVALDIVIVALDI1987color105 minvhs It was Antonio Vivaldi who developed the classic symphony orchestra, added coloration to the strings and wind instruments to the ensemble, originated the concerto for solo instruments, and was considered to be one of the greatest violinists of the 18th century. This feature-length biography, produced by CBC-TV, chronicles the life and musical styles of Vivaldi showcasing a variety of his works. Included are extracts from operas, oratorios, masses and sonatas, and concertos for flute, oboe, trumpets, and violin. Fifteen-year-old prodigy Corey Cerovsek portrays the young Vivaldi, and world-renowned violinist Steven Staryk plays Vivaldi as a grown man. (Funded, in part, by the School of Music)