The slow movement from Vivaldi’s Concerto for two cellos in G Minor RV 531, with soloists William Skeen and Tanya Tomkins. Voices of Music FAQ Q. How can I support Voices of Music?
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The finale is on youtube at http://youtu.be/yF1AfeWwWQA?hd=1
Performed on original instruments by the San Francisco Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Live video from the Concerto Barocco Concert, 2011, co-presented with the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS). Voices of Music performs in and records our concerts in St. Mark’s Lutheran, SF. Featuring Farley Pearce, violone; Katherine Heater, baroque organ; Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord; David Tayler, archlute Please consider purchasing the album if you enjoyed this video at http://www.voicesofmusic.org