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Antonio Vivaldi

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dina bernstein

on 22 February 2013

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A Vivaldi was born on March 4th 1678 in Venice, Italy into a large family. He had 4 brothers and four sisters. His dad was a proffesional violinist and he tought Vivaldi how to play violin at a young age. Vivaldi is a very famous baroque composer, best known for 'The four Seasons' He composed classical music, mainly for the violin. When he was 15, Vivaldi sarted studying to become a priest
and at 25 he became a priest, nicknamed 'Il Prete rosso' (the
red-haired priest) Though, soon after Vivaldi quit, saying it was because of
his health problems (he had 'tightening of the chest' nowadays known as asthma) Many people speculate that he quit because he wanted to do more music. Vivaldi then worked as the violin teacher at Ospedale della Piet, (hospital of mercy) an orphanage for girls. This is were he spent most of his life and wrote most of his songs. Charles VI (holy roman emperor) greatly admired Vivaldis works and gave him an invitation to Vienna. Shortly after
Vivaldi came, the emperor died and a year later on July 28 1741, Vivaldi died After he died, Vivaldi was forgotten, until the twentieth century. Vivaldis most famous composition was 'The four seasons, a four movement song Spring Summer Autumn Winter Contributions Bach (1685-1750) was influenced by Vivaldi and transcribed many of his concerti on harpsichord and organ. Also, Vivaldi developed the ritornello form, where a refrain is repeated like in a modern song, and the three movement concert During Vivaldis lifetime Historical events -The Salem witch trials, where a lot of people in Salem were tried as witches (1692) B0oks/ Literature -'Paradise Lost', a long epic by John Milton (1699) -'Merry Makers in an Inn' by Adriaen Van Ostade (1674) Art -'Holy Family with the Infant St.John' by Francesco Trevisani -'Nymphs and Satyrs Drinking' by Johann Georg Platzer Bibliography n t o n i o V i v a l d i http://www.allmusic.com/artist/antonio-vivaldi-mn0000685058
http://www.fasindy.org/education/composers/vivaldia1.php#axzz2JZ3bkgyT http://toddtarantino.com/hum/ritornelloform.html http://www.musicallyspeaking.com/id76.html http://www.history1700s.com/page1001.shtml http://www.erasofelegance.com/history/baroquearts.html http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/category/98?page=5
http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi Presentation by: -The great northern war between Russia and Sweden, ending with the treaty of Nystad (1700-1720) -The war of Spanish succesion, between several European countries (1701-1714) -'Le misanthrope', a play by Moliere (1666) -The first European translation of 'One Thousand And One Nights' (1704-1717)
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