Vivaldi, Antonio

Period: Baroque

Born: Friday, March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy

Died: Friday, July 28, 1741 in Vienna, Austria

Nation of Origin: Italy

Major Works:

450 concertos
The Four Seasons
Harmonic Inspiration
Sinfonias (pre-Classic symphonies)
19 extant operas
secular cantatas
church works for voices and instruments
Gloria Mass

Other Information:

Vivaldi worked many years as a teacher and administrator of an orphanage for girls in Venice. He was a priest, violinist, and composer whose string concertos exemplify late Baroque style and greatly influenced the work of J. S. Bach.

General Bibliography:

Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455

Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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