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Antonio Vivaldi

  • Childhood

    He was baptised inmediatetly after his birth at his home by the midwife which led to a belief that his life was somehow in danger
  • Birth

    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi born in Venecia 4 March 1678 and died 28 July 1741 in Viena
  • Parents

    Vivaldi's parents were Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio, as recorded in the register of San Giovanni in Bragora. He has five brothers and sisters: Margarita Gabriela, María Cecilia, Tomaso Bonaventura, Anna Zanetta y Gaetano Francesco
  • Front Steps

    Giovanni Battista, who was a barber before becoming a professional violinist, taught Antonio to play the violin and then toured Venice playing the violin with his young son.
  • Sacred Music

    Sacred Music
    He wrote sacred music to the church because he was a priest and some of his compositions are Gloria, Credo or Beatus Vir
  • Religious Orders

    18 September 1693, Antonio enter in a seminary and receive the first religious orders , finally, in 1703 received the office of priest
  • 2º Part

    He started working in the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage for womens in the city. 1 September 1703 with 25 years was named violin teacher of the Orchestra of Pietà, after was named the teacher of the viola all´ inglese
  • Instrumental Music

    Instrumental Music
    He composed 228 violin concerts, 38 fagot concerts, 27 chello concerts, 25 flute concerts, 23 oboe concerts, 6 viola concerts and others double concerts
  • Artistic Career

    Antonio´s career was divided in 4 parts:
    1º Won european fame whit the publication of 2 violin´s sonatas and two colections of concerts for violin
  • 3º Part

    He started to work like a composer and businnesman of opera. In this time he known Anna Giraud, a young singer how stay forever whit him
  • Compositions

    He wrote 46 operas, 70 sonatas, 195 vocals compositions and 554 instrumentals compositions
  • Oratorios

    He wrote 4 oratorios: Juditha Triumphans devicta Holofernis Barbarie, L'adorazione delli tre re magi al bambino Gesu, La Vittoria navale and Moyses Deus Pharaonis
  • Operas

    Some of the operas of Antonio Vivaldi are: Tieteberga, Scanderberg, La griselda, L´Adelaide, Rosmira and La fida Ninfa
  • 4º Part

    He began to work like a independece composer who works with a network of clients and patrons
  • Vocal Music

    Vocal Music
    He composed cantatas like Candida Lylia or Era la notte. Serenades like il mopso or la sena festeggiante.
    Motests like Canta in prato or in turbato mare