Music 10
 Born inVenice 1678, the son of a
professional violinist, and began
studying composition at age 13.
 Taught violin at Pi...
 Institute meant to give shelter and
education to orphaned, abandoned
or underprivileged children
 The most talented stu...
 Sacred music
 Stabat Mater (“The Sorrowful Mother Stood”)
 Oratorio: Moyses Deus Pharaonis;Juditha triumphans
 Opera
...
 As a priest, and living in a time where religion
was very influential on music,Vivaldi wrote
often on the theme of relig...
 Armida – Music byVivaldi; libretto by Palazzo
 Based on the story of a witch, Armida, who attempts
to foil a Christian ...
 Best-known for his violin concertosThe Four Seasons (Le
quattro stagioni)
 Wrote a number of 5-finger exercises for his...
 Vivaldi retired from his position at the
Conservatory in 1940
 Becoming ill
 Planned on moving fromVenice toVienna
 D...
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  1. 1. Music 10
  2. 2.  Born inVenice 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 inVienne in 1741.
  3. 3.  Institute meant to give shelter and education to orphaned, abandoned or underprivileged children  The most talented students were permitted to stay after graduation  Master ofViolin 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,
  4. 4.  Sacred music  Stabat Mater (“The Sorrowful Mother Stood”)  Oratorio: Moyses Deus Pharaonis;Juditha triumphans  Opera  More than 40: Armida; L’incoronazione de Dario  Cantata  Instrumental music  Concertos (especially for violin)  Sonatas for strings  “Connor casara” and “L’estro armonico”  12 concerti for 1/2/4 violins ▪ Breakthrough compositions
  5. 5.  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
  6. 6.  Armida – Music byVivaldi; 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 ▪ Raffaella Milanesi as Armida
  7. 7.  Best-known for his violin concertosThe 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 fromThe Four Seasons withVenetian Carnival masks
  8. 8.  Vivaldi retired from his position at the Conservatory in 1940  Becoming ill  Planned on moving fromVenice toVienna  Died of “internal fire” (asthmatic bronchitis) in 1941 shortly after arriving inVienna  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.

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