Antonio Vivaldi and His Music

Antonio Vivaldi and His Music

Childhood Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was a well known Baroque music composer. He was also a Venetian Priest as well as a virtuoso violinist. He was born in the year 1678 in Venice. He was taught to play the violin by his father while he was still a young boy. While he was in his teen […]

Antonio Vivaldi’s Music Influence In Italy

Antonio Vivaldi’s Music Influence In Italy

It is in Venice that the first consequences of the Red Priest’s innovations are to be sought. Perhaps it is there that they are hardest to measure with any precision, because there above all, beginning with the most interesting instance, that of Albinoni, is posed the problem of priority, to which I have just alluded. […]

Antonio Vivaldi and Venice

Antonio Vivaldi and Venice

Vivaldi’s influence in the development of descriptive or programme music is easily observed in the works of composers such as Haydn and Beethoven. There is something of an apologetic tone in discussions about programme music today as if it is somehow less worthy than abstract or ‘pure’ music. In The Four Seasons Vivaldi was concerned […]

Antonio Vivaldi Biography

Antonio Vivaldi Biography

Antonio Vivaldi came into the world as early as March 4, 1678 after Gianbattista married Camilla Calicchio, the daughter of a Venetian tailor, On August 6, 1677. As a premature child he had such a weak constitution that on account of the risk of death, as the baptismal register has it, he had to be […]