Album of the Week: Gli Incogniti - Vivaldi, Teatro Alla Moda

My album pick this week is Antonio Vivaldi - Teatro Alla Moda by the ensemble Gli Incogniti (the "unknown ones") led by violinist Amandine Beyer.

The album has Pietro Longhi’s famous Venetian rhino on the cover, and its title derived from the composer Benedetto Marcello's pamphlet in 1720 of the same name, in which he satirized the excesses of Venetian opera. These "excesses" provided the inspiration for this wonderful recording of Vivaldi by Gli Incogniti.