Queen Maria Theresa of Bavaria, neé archduchess of Austria-Este. 1900s.
Vivaldi + Bach = Perfection!
Organ Concerto in A, BWV 593 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
[Concerto for violin and oboe in D major, RV 208a “Grosso Mogul”, Op.7 n.11 - Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)]
Vivaldi’s concerto arranged for organ by J.S. Bach
St Cecilia is patron of music (hence the organ) and she is shown here, in a fresco on the ceiling of her basilica in Rome, being crowned by Christ. The work is by Sebastiano Conca and is 18th-century.
Queluz National Palace ballroom, Portugal
Viva Vivaldi - Cecilia Bartoli and Il Giardino Armonico
Cecilia is not from this world. Bravissima! And Il Giardino Armonico is also absolutely awesome!
Death with the Three Orders of Church, State and People