Concerto in D Major RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
12 track recording includes Guitar with Orchestra and Orchestra only at both practice and performance tempos.
The link to the audio download is provided in the printed edition.
The Italian composer and violinist Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 and after his ordination in 1703 embarked on an intermittent career in the service of the Ospedale della Pietà, an institution for the education of orphan, illegitimate or indigent girls. It was an establishment with a formidable musical reputation. His later career brought involvement in opera. As a composer Vivaldi was prolific, with some 500 concertos to his credit in addition to a quantity of works for the church and for the theatre. He left Venice in 1741 in the apparent hope of finding new patrons in Vienna, but he died shortly after his arrival in the city.
In addition to 50 or so operas, numerous concertos for larger orchestras, a number of sonatas and trio sonatas, many for one or two violins with basso continuo, Vivaldi also wrote a series of chamber concertos, compositions similar to the solo and multiple concertos, but scored for smaller groups of instruments.
Frequently played on guitar, the lute concerto in D major, RV 93, is one of four such works featuring the solo lute written by Vivaldi in the 1730s.