VIDEO FLASHBACK: Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 156

This past March, conductor Zachary Schwartzman led the orchestra in the Concerto for Strings in G Minor, RV 156, composed by Antonio Vivaldi, who passed away 280 years ago this week. This piece is a full concerto with no featured soloists. The outer Allegro movements are tumultuous and fiery, with a strutting syncopation and rushing melodies. The double bass plays a walking line in the central Adagio movement, with the upper strings sustaining tones.