Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 317: Julien Chauvin and Le Concert de la Loge

If you have forgotten how exciting the music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) can be, take a moment and listen to this concert performance of the Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 317, featuring French violinist Julien Chauvin and Le Concert de la Loge. As this clip demonstrates, brilliant, crackling virtuosity and searing drama lie at the heart of Vivaldi’s music.

In addition to composing more than five hundred concertos, ninety solo sonatas, and dozens of choral works, Vivaldi wrote at least forty-six operas. In the G minor Concerto’s second movement (Largo), which opens with a quietly wrenching dissonance, you can hear an operatic sense of melancholy and lament.

Julien Chauvin founded Le Concert de la Loge, a period instrument ensemble, in 2015. The group attempts to revive Concert de la Loge Olympique, the esteemed French orchestra founded in 1783, which commissioned and premiered Haydn’s “Paris” Symphonies. This performance took place in September, 2017 at the Festival d’Ambronay:

About Timothy Judd

A native of Upstate New York, Timothy Judd has been a member of the Richmond Symphony violin section since 2001. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where he earned the degrees Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, studying with world renowned Ukrainian-American violinist Oleh Krysa.

The son of public school music educators, Timothy Judd began violin lessons at the age of four through Eastman’s Community Education Division. He was a student of Anastasia Jempelis, one of the earliest champions of the Suzuki method in the United States.

A passionate teacher, Mr. Judd has maintained a private violin studio in the Richmond area since 2002 and has been active coaching chamber music and numerous youth orchestra sectionals.

In his free time, Timothy Judd enjoys working out with Richmond’s popular SEAL Team Physical Training program.

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