Antonio Vivaldi Biography (Wikipedia)
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with expensive stagings of his operas in Venice, Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later in poverty.
- Antonio Vivaldihttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ghpy1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ghpy1.jpg2014-12-26T13:00:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the life and music of Antonio Vivaldihttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02fm2x9
- Vivaldi: Gloriahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zzmx4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zzmx4.jpg2014-05-29T14:41:00.000ZAn exploration of Vivaldi's Gloria with Robert Hollingworth.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zzmyc
- Antonio Vivaldihttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ghprn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ghprn.jpg2014-05-09T10:27:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores Vivaldi's large and little-heard musical catalogue.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ysnxy
- Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02gdddy.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02gdddy.jpg2014-05-09T10:00:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the life and music of Antonio Vivaldi, who was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the most important musical figures of his agehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01ysm7r
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
- Vivaldi Operashttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01txzsn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01txzsn.jpg2014-03-13T17:46:00.000ZDavid Vickers surveys recordings of operas by Vivaldi and makes a recommendation.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01txzsy
- Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-10T16:32:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, performed by Nigel Kennedy.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01n4zpy
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Preview Clip
- Nigel Kennedy plays Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - Spring (excerpt) - BBC Proms 2013https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dxknw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dxknw.jpg2013-08-09T09:15:00.000ZWatch Nigel Kennedy play Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - Spring.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01dxjqs
Nigel Kennedy plays Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - Spring (excerpt) - BBC Proms 2013
- Baroque Spring - Antonio Vivaldihttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016q9t1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016q9t1.jpg2013-03-22T13:15:00.000ZAs part of Baroque Spring, Radio 3's season celebrating Baroque music and culture, Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Vivaldi.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016qb0q
Baroque Spring - Antonio Vivaldi
- Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Classical Iconshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zws2h.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zws2h.jpg2012-10-17T16:07:00.000ZThe most recorded piece of all time: what makes Vivaldi’s Four Seasons such a hit?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00zws2z
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Classical Icons
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