Vivaldi, Antonio

Antonio Vivaldi was born on the 4th March 1678 in Venice and had various positions in the city during his stay. From 1703, he was employed at the Ospedale della Pietà (a home for orphaned girls) and led the orchestra there. In addition, he took over the role of musical director at the Venetian Teatro San Angelo. His compositions were not only very influential in Northern Italy, but also in the German-speaking area. However, musical taste began to change around 1730 and the Venetian audiences weren’t interested in Vivaldi’s compositions anymore. For this reason, he moved to Vienna in 1740 to start his career again. These efforts were not in vain, and Vivaldi died on the 28th of July 1741 in Vienna.

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