Today i have selected some videos of the concerto for lute, violins and basso continuo in d major by Antonio Vivaldi. This concerto is played quite often by different ensembles. I have played this many years ago together with the mandolin orchestra of Baden (Badisches Zupforchester).
The first video has just been added to youtube. The concerto is played by a large guitar ensemble from Japan:
The second video shows a version arranged for a guitar quartet, played by the Salzburger Gitarrenquartett:
Salzburger Gitarrenquartett – Antonio Vivaldi: Konzert D-Dur
Three videos show a version played by Prof. Borris Bagger (guitar) and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi, Guitar Concerto in D, 1st Mvt, played and arranged by Boris Björn Bagger – http://www.borisbagger.de,
live concert in Tallinn / Estonia, 30.9.2005, conductor: Leslie B. Dunner (USA), Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (http://www.erso.ee ), sheet music and CD available here: http://www.edition49.de (arrangements for several instruments are available)
Prof. Boris Björn Bagger is teaching guitar at the University of Music Karlsruhe / Germany, http://www.hfm-karlsruhe.de
Finally a version that might be quite close to the original version that was played in Vivaldis time – with a lute, two violins and a small portable organ (portativ)
Vivaldi Lute Concerto in D major
Michael Fields plays Vivaldi’s lute concerto at Sastamala Gregoriana Festival in Finland, July 2008, accompnied by members of New Trinity Baroque. His instrument is an archlute by Stephen Gottlieb.
Enjoy the guitar concerto in d-major by Antonio Vivaldi.
Sheet music for this concerto is available in the ISLP archive: