Vivaldi Essay

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"He was famous and feted during his lifetime, and his music was performed and plagiarized throughout Europe. But soon after his death, or even a little before, he passed into a state of neglect that seemed final. His works disappeared from concert program, and even in his own country his name was omitted from the gazettes, histories, and biographical dictionaries. A century elapsed. Then in Germany came the rediscovery of Johann Sebastian Bach, who had been the victim of a similar fate, except that he had known neither so resounding a success nor so complete repudiation. A small group of the faithful had kept the flame ...view middle of the document...

Immediately he showed great promise, and later become one of the most celebrated violinist/composer ever to have lived. At the age of fifteen, he started his training for the priesthood, which took almost ten years to complete, and when finally he had become a full fledged priest, in 1703, he promptly decided to give up saying mass, on the rather spurious grounds of ill health. Apparently it was not uncommon for him to leave a service in mid-celebration, complaining of chest pains, only to rush out and scribble down a new tune for a concerto. Although Vivaldi's main priorities were writing and performing music, he retained an almost life-long association with one of the major charitable institutions in Venice that was concerned with looking after and educating young orphaned girls - of which there were literally hundreds in Venice at the time. This place, La Pieta, as it was known, was also to become something of a mini-conservatoire of music. The children were educated with definite bias towards music, all taking lessons on string instruments from Vivaldi and others."It should not be surprising that Vivaldi's purely instrumental music also bears traces of the haste that marks his regular working regime. By going through the inventories of his symphonies and concertos, it can be established that he was apt to use the same largo twice, and to revert to the same tutti in three concertos, changing only the solos" (Hatch, 29)**infamous**

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