Classical Memories 28 July: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

The Boypoet Remembers....

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Composer: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Dates: 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741

Nationality: Italian

Title of Piece: Concerto en la Menor

Brief Biography: Vivaldi is one of the most popular and widely recorded Baroque composers, second only to JS Bach.  His red hair and ordination as a Catholic Priest earned him the nickname il Prete Rosso or the Red Priest. Many of Vivaldi’s compositions were written for a home for orphaned and abandoned children, Ospedale della Pietà.

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