- Vivaldi the four seasons; the most famous opera arias; symphonic season; firenze. The three tenors in florence; napoli. The three tenors in naples; sorrento. Canta napoli; venues. Teatro romano di ostia antica; saint paul within the walls church; waldensian auditorium; florence. Auditorium santo stefano al ponte vecchio; naples.
- This group of four violin concertos is probably the most famous within this list. Each section gives musical expression to a different season, and within them, Vivaldi creates sounds to represent natural phenomena from birds to dogs to drunken dancers. All of Vivaldi’s representations of seasons are masterpieces, and irresistible to listen to.
- Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) was one of the most productive composers of the Baroque era. His vast output included substantial quantities of chamber and vocal music, some 46 operas and a.
Antonio Vivaldi, in full Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, (born March 4, 1678, Venice, Republic of Venice Italy—died July 28, 1741, Vienna, Austria), Italian composer and violinist who left a decisive mark on the form of the concerto and the style of late Baroque instrumental music.
March 04, 1678 - July 28, 1741
Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy, which is where he spent most of his life. His father taught him to play the violin, and the two would often perform together.
Antonio continued to study and practice the violin, even after he became a priest. He was called the 'Red Priest' because of his flaming red hair. However, after a while, his bad asthma kept Antonio from saying Mass.
After that, Vivaldi spent all his time writing music and teaching. He taught at an orphanage for girls, and wrote a lot of music for the girls to play. People came from miles around to hear Vivaldi's talented students perform the beautiful music he had written.
Many people think Vivaldi was the best Italian composer of his time. He wrote concertos, operas, church music and many other compositions. In all, Antonio wrote over 500 concertos. His most famous set of concertos is The Four Seasons.
Music by Vivaldi:
The Four Seasons: Spring
Composed in 1723 (Baroque Period)
Performed by Capella Istropolitana; Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor Ibackup viewer free.
Shows about Vivaldi:
Most Famous Vivaldi Violin Concerto
Educators, there is a Lesson Plan available on this site for Antonio Vivaldi. Click here to learn more.