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Antonio Vivaldi was a Baroque style composer and violinist born in Venice, Italy, spending most of his life there. Antonio's father, Giovanni Battista taught young Antonio to play the violin and then toured Venice playing the violin with him. Antonio's parents did not earn much money and they had a large family of 9 children to support.

Antonio Vivaldi's works include over 500 concertos, 73 sonatas, 46 operas, and many psalms and hymns.

Very little is known about Vivaldi's private life, but we know that he never married. There is also no evidence of anything but him leading a dedicated, hardworking, and highly productive life.  He wrote, directed and produced  operas in Venice and throughout Italy. Sadly, at age 61, Vivaldi had to sell his manuscripts to finance his final trip to Vienna. At age 63, he died poor and was buried in a pauper's grave.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is the most played piece of classical music in the world.

Great Composers: Antonio Vivaldi is the tenth of our series of incredible composers. What a great way to introduce your children to classical music. Each eBook in this series is meant to not be overwhelming. They provide a springboard into the world of music. Each includes a biography, timeline, fascinating facts, puzzle, lapbook, and coloring pages.

We hope your child enjoys their journey into classical music!

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This title was added to our catalog on March 12, 2016.