ESSAY ON ANTONIO VIVALDI

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4 PAGE DETAILED ESSAY ON ANTONIO VIVALDI AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO MUSIC INDUSTRY

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Surname1Name:Instructor:Course:Date:Antonio VivaldiIntroductionAntonio Vivaldi was an Italian virtuoso violinist, Baroque composer, cleric and a teacher.He was born in Venice on the 4th March 1678 and died on the 28th July 1741. He has beenrecognized as one of the most influential and greatest Baroque composers during his lifetimeperiod and his influence has had a particular impact across European countries. He isremembered mainly for coming up with numerous instrumentals, choral sacred works as well asmore than 40 operas under his name (Heller 46). He is the man who masterminded the series ofviolin concertos that gained deep roots during his time; The Four Seasons.General lifeAs mentioned earlier, Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, the then capital of VeniceRepublic. He underwent the rite of baptism immediately after birth performed by a midwife athis home. His parents were Calicchio and Giovani Battista Vivaldi as depicted in San Giovanniregister. He had five siblings namely: Francesco Gaetano, Cecilia Maria, Margarita Gabriela,Bonaventura Tomaso and Zanetta Anna (Kolneder 80).Battista Giovanni, a barber before taking violin-playing as a profession taught Vivaldihow to play Violin then embarked on touring Venice while playing violin with his son. As aresult, Vivaldi appeared to be extremely knowledgeable about playing violin by the age ofSurname2twenty-four, by which time he had begun working with Ospedale Della Piet before founding hisown asso

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