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The history of Antonio Vivaldi's life and music with musical examples for study.

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    • Composer Spotlight: Vivaldi
      Music 10
    • The Facts – Antonio Vivaldi
      Born in Venice 1678, the son of a professional violinist, and began studying composition at age 13.
      Taught violin at Pio Ospedalla de la Pieta (Devout Hospital of Mercy)
      Ordained as a priest in 1703 – referred to fondly as “The Red Priest” because of his auburn hair.
      An outrageously successful composer in his time but died a pauper in Vienne in 1741.
    • At the Conservatorio dell'Ospedale della Pietà
      Institute meant to give shelter and education to orphaned, abandoned or underprivileged children
      The most talented students were permitted to stay after graduation
      Master of Violin and Director of Music
      Taught music to the students, composed at least 4 pieces of music per month, organized, rehearsed for and produced several large-scale concerts per year,
    • The Music – Antonio Vivaldi
      Sacred music
      Stabat Mater (“The Sorrowful Mother Stood”)
      Oratorio: Moyses Deus Pharaonis; Judithatriumphans
      Opera
      More than 40: Armida; L’incoronazione de Dario
      Cantata
      Instrumental music
      Concertos (especially for violin)
      Sonatas for strings
      “Connor casara” and “L’estroarmonico”  12 concerti for 1/2/4 violins
      Breakthrough compositions
    • Sacred Music
      As a priest, and living in a time where religion was very influential on music, Vivaldi wrote often on the theme of religion.
      Stabat Mater – A hymnal setting of a Catholic poem depicting Mary, Jesus’ mother, during his crucifixion
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gchFa3l7ZUQ
      Sung by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky
    • Opera
      Armida – Music by Vivaldi; libretto by Palazzo
      Based on the story of a witch, Armida, who attempts to foil a Christian army’s plan to invade Muslim territory but instead falls in love with Rinaldo, who she planned to kill.
      Written for Carnival season in 1738
      Excerpts of the opera are now missing, including the entire second act; and have been re-written by other composers
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSk1BvgmjE
      RaffaellaMilanesi as Armida
    • Instrumental
      Best-known for his violin concertos The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)
      Wrote a number of 5-finger exercises for his students at the Conservatory which also doubled as pieces for performance (concerti)
      Music for strings very challenging Vivaldi was a virtuoso and challenged his students to play as well as he did.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGdFHJXciAQ
      Winter from The Four Seasons with Venetian Carnival masks
    • The Later Years
      Vivaldi retired from his position at the Conservatory in 1940
      Becoming ill
      Planned on moving from Venice to Vienna
      Died of “internal fire” (asthmatic bronchitis) in 1941 shortly after arriving in Vienna
      In later years, other composers celebrated his music by performing it or re-arranging it. Today, his music is heralded as some of the most beautiful and definitive to come out of the Baroque era.