Classics For Kids

Composers

Antonio Vivaldi

March 04, 1678 - July 28, 1741

Baroque Period

Born in Italy

Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy, which is where he spent most of his life. His father taught him to play the violin, and the two would often perform together.

Antonio continued to study and practice the violin, even after he became a priest. He was called the "Red Priest" because of his flaming red hair. However, after a while, his bad asthma kept Antonio from saying Mass.

After that, Vivaldi spent all his time writing music and teaching. He taught at an orphanage for girls, and wrote a lot of music for the girls to play. People came from miles around to hear Vivaldi's talented students perform the beautiful music he had written.

Many people think Vivaldi was the best Italian composer of his time. He wrote concertos, operas, church music and many other compositions. In all, Antonio wrote over 500 concertos. His most famous set of concertos is The Four Seasons.


Music by Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Spring

Duration: 3:33
Composed in 1723 (Baroque Period)
Performed by Capella Istropolitana; Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor


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 Classics For Kids

Composers

Antonio Vivaldi

March 04, 1678 - July 28, 1741

Baroque Period

Born in Italy

Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy, which is where he spent most of his life. His father taught him to play the violin, and the two would often perform together.

Antonio continued to study and practice the violin, even after he became a priest. He was called the "Red Priest" because of his flaming red hair. However, after a while, his bad asthma kept Antonio from saying Mass.

After that, Vivaldi spent all his time writing music and teaching. He taught at an orphanage for girls, and wrote a lot of music for the girls to play. People came from miles around to hear Vivaldi's talented students perform the beautiful music he had written.

Many people think Vivaldi was the best Italian composer of his time. He wrote concertos, operas, church music and many other compositions. In all, Antonio wrote over 500 concertos. His most famous set of concertos is The Four Seasons.


Music by Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons: Spring

Duration: 3:33
Composed in 1723 (Baroque Period)
Performed by Capella Istropolitana; Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor


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