Lost Vivaldi – is it any good?

John Suchet will have the world's first play of Il Gran Mogol. Conductor Adrian Chandler says it has been worth the wait...

If you were in Perth Concert Hall in January you may have been privileged to hear the first modern day performance of a lost flute concerto by Vivaldi.

Il Gran Mogol belonged to a quartet of lost concertos last recorded in The Netherlands 250 years ago. It was found among the Marquess of Lothian's family papers at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh.

To celebrate Vivaldi’s 333rd birthday, we’ll have the world’s first play of the lost concerto, which will also be available to download from iTunes.

La Serenissima recorded the piece and their director, Adrian Chandler, spoke to us about discovering a lost classic.

Listen to the interview now