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Classical 101

The Grim Reaper Performs Vivaldi's "Nightmare" Concerto

What's four times spookier than watching the Grim Reaper  perform a Vivaldi recorder concerto? Watching four Grim Reapers perform a Vivaldi recorder concerto. Here's the early music ensemble Red Priest's dressed-up performance of Vivaldi's Recorder concerto in G minor, RV 439. This concerto's nickname, "La notte," calls to mind all kinds of things that go bump in the night. Um, is that a cello bow or a scythe?