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Antonio Vivaldi

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  1. 1. Antonio Vivaldi<br />Myra White<br />HUM 120<br />Stacy Taylor<br />March 1678 – July 1741<br />
  2. 2. The Early Years<br />Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy in 1678. He was baptized in the church below, named the San Giovanni Battista in Bragora, Sestiere di Castello, Venice.<br />Vivaldi was ordained a priest in 1703 at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice (above). Though he did not wish to become a priest, he knew the only way to get a free education was to join the church.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  3. 3. The Working Days<br />Unable to conduct mass, Vivaldi became the violin teacher at PioOspedale<br />della Pieta in Venice, <br />an orphanage for girls. <br />Soon after becoming a priest Vivaldi developed a medical condition that made it difficult for him to perform mass. Some say it was asthma or a nervous disorder, while others say it was so he could write down musical ideas.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  4. 4. Vivaldi The Red Priest<br />Vivaldi was also nicknamed ilPreteRosso ,"The Red Priest“ because of his auburn hair. It has also been said that the Priest once wrote the note “If you don’t like this, I’ll stop writing music.” on an opera named "Orlando Furioso”. Maybe his auburn hair was a sign of his fiery character.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  5. 5. Vivaldi’s Most Famous Work<br />Vivaldi’s Four Seasons was composed in 1723. These violin concertos are along the most well known pieces of Baroque music, even today.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  6. 6. The Vivaldi “Five Finger” Exercise<br />Many of Vivaldi’s concerti seemed to be written for his students to use as exercises. Five-finger exercises are still common in today's music world.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  7. 7. For the Love of Vivaldi!<br />Vivaldi was never able to marry due to being and ordained priest. But he was said to have had a romantic relationship with Anna Giraud (Giro). She was a former student and was 30 years his junior! Scandalous!!<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  8. 8. Vivaldi by the Numbers<br />Vivaldi was a busy man, he <br />produced the following during his lifetime.<br /> 230 violin concertos 200 various instrument concertos 90 sonatos 46 operas 40 concertos for two instruments & strings 30 concertos for three or more instruments & strings*He also produced numerous sinfornias (symphonies), a large body of sacred choral music and chamber music<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  9. 9. Vivaldi the Movie<br />Antonio Vivaldi, a Prince of Venice was released in 2006 and directed by Jean Louis Guillermou. Other films have been produced, with a forthcoming one starring Joseph Fiennes and Jacqueline Bissett, is scheduled to be released in 2012 hopefully.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  10. 10. The Inspiring Vivaldi<br />Have you ever heard the phrase, “often replicated, never duplicated”? Well that’s the case for Vivaldi. His works have been remade for centuries by men and women alike. Johann Sebastian Bach is even said to have admired the work of Vivaldi.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  11. 11. The Loss of Vivaldi<br />Vivaldi died in July 1741 at the age of 63. It is said that he probably died of complications from his asthma, something that had initially taken him out of the pastoral life and into the life of teacher and musical genius. Like Mozart, he received a modest burial and only really received notoriety after his death. After his death, his “love” Anna Giraud returned to Venice, where she was laid to rest in 1750, next to Vivaldi.<br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />
  12. 12. Bibliography<br /><br />Antonio Vivaldi - HUM 120 - Myra White<br />