• The Baroque Era Antonio Vivaldi
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    Kelly Williams Music The Baroque Era The Baroque era was a unique period in music that began during the 1600 s and ended around 1750. The word baroque is define by Merriam s Collegiate Dictionary as, of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent esp. in the 17 th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension. The word b...
  • Antonio Vivaldi Music Four Concertos
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    Antonio Vivaldi was born on March 4 th, 1678, in Venice, Italy, and died on July 28, 1741, in Vienna, Austria. His father, a barber and a talented violinist at Saint Mark's Cathedral himself, had helped him in trying a career in music and made him enter the Cappella di San Marco orchestra, where he was an appreciated violinist. In 1703 Vivaldi became a priest and acquired the nickname 'The Red Priest', since he had red hair. He had become a priest against his own will because it was the only pos...
  • Antonio Vivaldi Music Homepage Opera
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    Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice on March 4 th, 1678 to Giovanni Vattista Vivaldi and his wife Camilla Calicchio. Giovanni Vivaldi was originally a barber but, like his infamous son, was intensely in love with the violin and started serving both as a violin teacher at a school and as a part of the St. Mark Basilica orchestra (Antonio Vivaldi). The first born of nine children, Antonio Vivaldi was born so feeble and sickly that the midwife, fearing his death, had him baptized immediately (Vivald...
  • Antonio Vivaldi Music Baroque Time Death
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    Throughout history there have been many distinct periods of time. These various eras are all alike in a way because they all slowly flow into each other. One of these unique times was called the Baroque period. The Baroque time began during the 1600's and ended early during the early 1700's. The way Baroque music was looked at was varied depending on where you looked at it from. In Italy, it was largely energetic and spectacular. Yet, if you were to travel North, you would encounter the "gloom'...