Music: Viva Vivaldi!

"We are deeply indebted to Antonio Vivaldi," said the violinist. "And I might say that Vivaldi is indebted to us."

Chances are excellent that Vivaldi, famed 18th century Italian master of the baroque, would be enjoying new popularity with or without Violinist Felix Ayo and fellow members of the Italian string orchestra called I Musici (The Musicians). But I Musici (pronounced "ee Moo-zee-chee") has surely contributed to the boom. And in the process it has attracted an international following that regards it as the best string orchestra in the world. This week the orchestra...

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