Rick Wakeman: More details on Rick's Vivaldi documentary this Sunday.


More details about the new documentary on Vivaldi's Four Seasons featuring keyboard legend Rick Wakeman have been revealed:

Perspectives: Rick Wakeman on Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Sunday 3rd May at 10:20pm on ITV
Series 4, Episode 8: Rock keyboardist RickWakeman reappraises Antonio Vivaldi's the Four Seasons - one of the most popular piece of classical music of all time but often denounced as muzak for the middle classes. Wakeman thinks the critics are wrong though, and believes that the Four Seasons was so far ahead of its time that it was actually the first ever concept album, making Vivaldi the world's first rock superstar. But why did a piece written by a sickly 18th-century priest disappear into obscurity for more than 200 years after his death? Rick travels to Venice, a city with a reputation in the 18th century for debauchery. There he uncovers a tale of an almost rock 'n' roll-like scandal contributing to Vivaldi's downfall. . Category: Music Classical Music
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