The reason for his travel o Vienna, Austria, is not certain, but many assume It was career related and linked to his operatic productions. During the summer month of July, Valued fell sick with an internal infection and shortly passed thereafter. His date of recorded death is July 28, 1741 at the age 63. His burial was simple and not what one would call lavish or theatrical, rather a pauper’s burial. During that time, a Pauper’s burial could be compared to something like a county burial; paying close to nothing for lower income individuals. Although Vivaldi was born Into a large family that consisted of nine children, he was the sole muscular of the Klan. Vivaldi birth was the beginning of a series of events, starting with a natural disaster while his mother was giving birth; in a spur of anxiety and superstition Vivaldi mother, Camilla Calico, had baptized her son at home immediately after his birth. He was officially baptized in a church shortly after. During Vivaldi youth, his father Giovanni Vivaldi began to teach his oldest son how to play the violin.
They began performing together in duets all over Europe. Many compare the acts between Vivaldi and his father similar to those of Mozart. In 1693, by social Influence, Vivaldi Joined the priesthood at local churches. It was common, during this time, for men to receive holy orders in order to avoid paying for education, especially those who came from a lower income background. Vivaldi was nicknamed, II Prêt Ross, which translates to “the Red Priest”, because of his vibrant red hair. As previously stated, Vivaldi father was a strong influence on his musical talents.
Asthma, a family condition that Vivaldi inherited, took away his ability to play any wind Instruments. This turned his attention to the violin In which he prospered and he found concordance In, not only playing the violin, but also composing music. Giovanni Legalize, a Baroque composer, gave Antonio his first lesson in composing music. His career went to new heights with his acquisition of Maestro Did Million at Spelled Della Pieta, a women’s orphanage for aspiring musicians. There, Vivaldi taught music to young females that showed interest in pursuing a higher career in performing arts. Unfortunately, In 1709 his position was not renewed and he was asked to resign from his position at the Spelled Della Pieta. Although many are unsure of the exact reason of his termination, many assume it was economical rather than personal. Two years later, Vivaldi was re offered his position at the orphanage. During this time, he composed his first operatic production : Orlando pinto pizza ,at the theatre of SST. Angelo in 1714, accompanied by his father. Vivaldi traveled to Rome where he performed for the Pope and composed as well as performed new operas.
In 1716, Vivaldi was promoted to Maestro De Concert, In which much of his music was there were no documented instances of what provoked his music style to change, there were many differences to notate between his style of music in comparison to other composers in his era. One difference to consider, was his concerto style of music that shifted from tradition instrumental, to violin concentrated. He traumatized the sound of music by allowing the soloist to compete with the large orchestra by using contrasting high’s and low’s, alongside instrumental competition to gain speed.
Vivaldi was infamous for what many would call “pushing the envelope” in regards to violin techniques. “Pushing the envelope” is a metaphor in music that can be described as expanding the boundaries of what his commonly performed or produced. Instead, Vivaldi chose to transform the ordinary forms and techniques that re used in the Baroque period, into his original ideas to make his work stand out. Many other composers dared not to break away from traditional violin techniques until the time of fellow composer, Paginating; over fifty years later.
Vivaldi time spent in the priesthood can be accredited to much of his classified sacred music. Although, his list of sacred music is not as lengthy as his list of other styles, but his religious life is certainly reflected in his music. It was notated that during mass, he occupied his time Jotting down ideas that came to mind, while serving the mass. This particular instance, in which he dismissed himself from mass to think about his compositions, really shows how passionate Vivaldi was about music. The violin was not the only instrument that Vivaldi had yearnings for.
Unlike many Italian composers, Vivaldi found a liking for woodwind instruments such as the bassoon, oboe, clarinet and recorder. According to many sources, Vivaldi was asthmatic, which leads me to presume that his health infringed on his ability to play these instruments. Vivaldi led a love life of much controversy; much of which occurred during his time as an ordained priest. Although many details were unknown of the composer, what was evident was his close relationship with previous student and orphan, Ana Girded.
Guard was an orphan at Spelled Della Pieta, and took a liking to singing; upon her encounter with Vivaldi as her violin teacher, she became his protege. This led too 14 year travel across Europe where they performed together at elaborate and elite operas. This close relationship had many people speculating if it was more than Just professional. Girded was a youthful lady, petite in stature, with big brown eyes and an elegant way. Shortly after, she resided with Vivaldi, which began a string of backlash by the Catholic church.
It has been noted, that Cardinal Ruff of Papal Nuncio banned Vivaldi from being “active” in holy orders in Ferreira for his unacceptable relationship. This added greater disliking to Vivaldi opinion of priesthood; he quickly responded to the allegations by saying “and this is because I am a priest who does not say mass, and because I have the friendship of the singer, Girded”. (Insomuch 2008). The constant criticism that Vivaldi received from the community led him to defend himself repeatedly to avoid controversy. Unfortunately, for Vivaldi, society viewed his personal life as socially unacceptable due to his position of priesthood.
Palling, Guard’s sister, moved into Vivaldi home as well, however he claimed that they were nothing more than housekeepers to him and they were merely Just acquaintances. Like much of Vivaldi life, it is uncertain the exact status of his relationships, however it was known that Vivaldi and Girded sustained Vivaldi personality through many of his contemporaries. His irrational mood swings, from being calm, to quickly becoming irritable are evident in many of his “high-IoW’ sequences that is portrayed in the Four Seasons, for example.
Vivaldi was boastful, egocentric, and vain; all traits to lead a person to believe that Vivaldi led a life of material obsessions and volatile nature. However those closest to Vivaldi are captivated, not by his unfavorable personality, but for his love of music. Vivaldi was aware of his talents and ability to develop a composition so quickly, and found passion in any articulation of sound. Undoubtedly, Vivaldi held an influential position n the Baroque musical period. His talents were studied by other well-known imposers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, who mimicked Vivaldi style of the ‘retooling” form.
This form consists of an opening theme which becomes repetitive throughout the piece. This repetitive form will reappear throughout the artwork in different keys; in part or in full. Unlike many artists of his time, Vivaldi concentrated on the solo work of the violinist in comparison with the opposing orchestra; which many experts explain added to the sacred nature of his work. Not only was Bach enthused by Vivaldi masterpieces, but there were other composers, such as Paginating, that also yearned to mimic Vivaldi style of violin composition.
The nontraditional use of violins was introduced by Vivaldi, in which he was considered to be “pushing the envelope”, and remained untouched until the years of Paginating; in Inch Paginating used imaginative noises projected through the violin. Vivaldi introduced the modern three movement concerto format (fast-slow-fast), and has been followed by other composers such as, Tortellini, Bach, and Heinlein. Much of his music is characterized by a driving force of rhythm that was duplicated by some musicians, and his concerti are full of technically demanding pieces that is later seen in the Romantic era.
The music from the Romantic era is influenced from many aspects from previous time periods, including Classical and Baroque. The influence of Vivaldi into the ass with Kisser, covered a series of violin concerti under Vivaldi name. Kisser is well-known for his use of the violin, which was a common instrument used by Vivaldi as well. Today, composers such as Starker, is another individual who has Vivaldi musical influence that reflects the musical style from the Baroque period. Vivaldi is well-known for the extensive list of compositions and other productions, however he has a couple of pieces that is familiar to many.
Some major pieces by Vivaldi included about 20 Symphonies, 75 Sonatas, 400 Concertos including his most famous, Lee Equator Stagnation (The Four Seasons, 1725) for violin and orchestra, 40 Operas, as well as sacred music. Although the list of Vivaldi masterpieces are lengthy, the 10 most famous of his works are, La Equator Stagnation She Four Seasons), L ‘Ester Armoring, La Extravaganza, Concerto for Mandolin, Devils Frill Sonata, Symphony Number 21, Harpsichords Concerto in ABA minor, Serenade for Strings, La Cetera and Gloria e Immune. The Four Seasons, alone, was written as four concertos combined all into one piece.
This particular piece is classified under the honorable list of the most well-known classical music and is listened by many today. Nile listening to The Four Seasons, the audience can experience a story being told through the structure that is used to form a series of poems. The vivid description that the rhyme sounds portray, are organized in the four sequences of nature: La Vivaldi is not only known solely for his Four Seasons piece, but many more that also tell a story. Vivaldi musical style has a way of letting the listener experience poetic rhythm and dramatic melody.
As I listened to the other pieces that Vivaldi has composed, I felt the music give a sense of serenity as it quickly transitioned into a thrust of sudden movement in the melody. This style in music adds drama to the story that Vivaldi tries to portray in his compositions. Although The Four Seasons is Vivaldi famous production, there is no doubt that he has compiled those same techniques into his other pieces. The techniques that Vivaldi utilizes is what truly makes his work gain novelty among other composers previous to his time, as well as influence the composers that came along in the following eras.
Throughout Vivaldi casual career, he was commissioned by many royal and aristocratic elites such as Emperor Charles VI and Louis XV, in which La Cetera and Gloria e Immune were written in honor of certain events, such as Louis Was marriage. To be quite frank, like many people my age, I had not recognized many of Vivaldi pieces, and if I did I certainly did not know they were his! Upon my diligent research on Vivaldi, I have lessoned to many different compositions and perhaps the most enjoyable to me is the world famous and globally recognized, Lee Equator Stagnation, or more familiarly known as ere Four Seasons that he composed nil 725.
This beautiful masterpiece has truly stood the test of time, its attention seeking peaks balance out to a relaxing melody that provides me with perfect entertainment. The Four Seasons is split up into four sections: Spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring provides a warm balance of tunes and has been recognized as the most famous violin arrangement. As the piece continues, we age into summer, which provides the listener with a fast pace of musical instruments that will become more rapid until its peak. After the plateau of summer, the listener is immersed in a slow, deep, and mellow sound.
Lastly, the “inter season concludes the melody by sustaining the mellow mood set by autumn and recognizing the cycle that spring will soon come. The analysis of this musical artwork completely fascinates; the ability of an artist to tell the seasons of the world Introit pictures or words is true and undeniable talent. Upon stumbling over the many Youth videos of Baroque music, I now enjoy classical music and would perhaps rate Vivaldi as one of my favorite musicians and composers from the sass. Was intrigued by Vivaldi time defying art work and recognized The Four Seasons cause of the default setting on my phone.
The fact that a composition from the sass’s can be migrated into the contemporary world and still be recognized by commoners is fascinating. With a leap of faith, and a bit of curiosity I began my research and became completely enriched with a wealth of knowledge on an artist I knew hardly anything about. I am glad I chose this composer because it taught me a lot that I was not aware of before. After studying Antonio Vivaldi life, it is evident that many of his life experiences mirrored his musical melodies.