Born: Friday, March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy
Died: Friday, July 28, 1741 in Vienna, Austria
Nation of Origin: Italy
The Four Seasons
Sinfonias (pre-Classic symphonies)
19 extant operas
church works for voices and instruments
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.
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Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967
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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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