ANTONIO VIVALDI

Born c1675 --- Died 1741

Vivaldi, Antonio (c. 1675-1741), Italian violinist and composer, born Venice. He was ordained priest in 1703, and taught music at the Ospedale della Pieta until 1740, with a 3 years' absence at Mantua in the 1720s.

He then went to Vienna, where he died in poverty. Vivaldi is by far the most interesting and individual of the Italian violinist composers of his time. He wrote over 40 operas, 2 oratorios, church music, secular cantatas, 23 symphonies and 46 concerti grossi, but his real importance lies in some 450 concertos for various solo instruments and combinations of instruments, the majority of the violin family, but also woodwind and such rare things as piccolo, viola d'amore and mandolin. He also wrote 73 sonatas for 1 and 2 violins and for cello

Last Updated on 18th August 2002
By Steven

And now for the Music

I like to thank George Pollen for the following wonderful Seasons music, I will be adding them over the coming weeks, a treat to look forward to, email George, please (gpollen@polleng.freeserve.co.uk"> Click Here, or better still visit his Website here .

(2631)"The Four Seasons"(there are 11 files zipped up here). Large file please click here for pkunzip.exe, donated & sequenced by George Pollen.

My thanks to a talented 12 year old Murat Bilgel for sending the following music. To contact Murat please (nazan@uludag.edu.tr"> Click Here.

(2231)"Concerto No.8, G Minor". Squenced by Murat Bilgel.

(2204)"Winter from the Four Seasons, Mov.1". Squenced by Murat Bilgel.

(2205)"Winter from the Four Seasons, Mov.2". Squenced by Murat Bilgel.

(2230)"Winter from the Four Seasons, Mov.3". Squenced by Murat Bilgel.

My thanks to Mark O'Connor for sending the music & to Randy Reid for allowing me to post this piece. To contact Randy please (troppo@san.rr.com"> Click Here.

(1981)"Concerto in C for strings and two trumpets". Original sequencer unknown, edited & sequenced by Randy Reid.

(1530) Winter from the Four Seasons, Mov.1. Sequencer Unknown

(1531) Winter from the Four Seasons, Mov.Sequencer Unknown

(1532) Autumn from the Four Seasons, Mov.1. Sequence by A. Bender

(1533)Autumn from the Four Seasons, Mov.2. Sequence by A. Bender

(1534) Concerto in A Minor Mov.2. Sequenced by Heidi Snyder

(1535)Concerto in G Minor. Sequenced by Heidi Snyder

(1537) "Sicut Locutus" (Magnificat). Sequenced by Timobck

(1538)Mandolin Concerto in C Major, 1st mvmt-Allegro Sequenced by V. Phillips

(1539)Mandolin Concerto in C Major, 2nd mvmt-Largo Sequenced by V. Phillips

(1540)Mandolin Concerto in C Major, 3rd mvmt-Allegro Sequenced by V. Phillips

(816)b-minor is the first movement from a concerto for 4 violins and strings with basso-continuo-accompagnement (Info kindly supplied by Vinzenz Haab) Sequencer unknown

(51) Spring from the four seasons Seq?

The following three music files where Sequence and kindly donated by Mehmet Dikmen

(354) Winter from the Four Seasons, Mov.3.This lovely piece of music was donated and sequence by Mehmet Dikmen

(355) Summer from the Four Seasons.This is another lovely piece of music donated and sequence by Mehmet Dikmen

(427) The 3rd movement of Autumn from the Four Seansons. A well crafted piece of music donated and sequence by Mehmet Dikmen

The following files where kindly donated by I.J.Frame

(390) Cello Concerto in G-minor--1st movement was donated & sequence by I.J.Frame

(391) Violin Concerto #5 in Eb Major---1st movement, donated & sequence by I.J.Frame

(392) Violin Concerto #7 in D minor---1st movement, donated & sequence by I.J.Frame

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