Antonio VivaldiBorn 4 March 1678. Died 28 July 1741
Antonio Vivaldi Biography (Wikipedia)
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (,, (listen); 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and priest. Born in Venice, the capital of the Venetian Republic, he is regarded 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 all-female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children. Vivaldi had worked there as a Catholic priest for 1 1/2 years and was employed there 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 royal support. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died, in poverty, less than a year later.
- Vivaldi: La Stravaganzahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqtct.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bqtct.jpg2017-11-04T12:00:00.000ZBuilding a Library surveys available recordings of Vivaldi's La Stravaganza.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05m0wk0
Vivaldi: La Stravaganza
- Vivaldi's operashttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01l7hzp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01l7hzp.jpg2017-10-13T12:00:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the world of Antonio Vivaldi's operashttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05k0gg3
- Astonishing virtuosity: Vivaldi's Four Seasons on accordionhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053w6ds.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053w6ds.jpg2017-05-24T16:40:00.000ZAccordion player Martynas Levickis performs the first movement, "Winter", of Vivaldi's Concerto in F minor, Op 8 No 4.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053w3dk
Astonishing virtuosity: Vivaldi's Four Seasons on accordion
- 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 Vivaldihttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02fm2x9
- 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.https://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 agehttps://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.https://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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01n4zpy
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Preview Clip
- 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.https://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?https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00zws2z
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Classical Icons
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