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Born in Venice, Italy, Antonio Vivaldi was one of the most influential and highly regarded Baroque composers, although his fame blazed only briefly. He is most remembered for his concertos, particularly "The Four Seasons," but his overall production was enormous, ranging from orchestral and vocal music for both secular and church settings, as well as opera scores and libreBorn in Venice, Italy, Antonio Vivaldi was one of the most influential and highly regarded Baroque composers, although his fame blazed only briefly. He is most remembered for his concertos, particularly "The Four Seasons," but his overall production was enormous, ranging from orchestral and vocal music for both secular and church settings, as well as opera scores and libretti. In addition, Vivaldi was a master violinist and spent much of his career as an instructor at a famous institution for girls, the Hospital of Mercy. He was educated as a priest, but poor health and probably a lack of interest in the calling encouraged him to follow another path in life. During his lifetime, the red-haired virtuoso and opera impresario was easily among the most famous musicians in Italy; this fame eventually extended throughout civilized Europe. His name was sufficient to open doors to the richest and most powerful people in the Western world. Before his death, however, his heyday had long passed. After an extended period of obscurity, the music of Vivaldi underwent a revival in the early 20th century. This book is Vivaldi's incredible story....

Title : The Red Priest: the life of antonio vivaldi
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ISBN : 18308268
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 173 Pages
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The Red Priest: the life of antonio vivaldi Reviews

  • Marita
    2018-10-11 20:42

    This is a barely adequate brief (70 pages) overview of Antonio Vivaldi's life.

  • Joseph Hageman
    2018-10-11 22:15

    Concise, well written and enjoyable

  • Annm
    2018-09-23 17:27

    This book is poorly edited, and, based. The bibliography, not particularly well-researched. However, it provided me with a good start in my research on a historical novel basedon the life of Antonio Vivaldi.