Magnificat by Antonio Vivaldi

Magnificat
1715
Baroque

Antonio Vivaldi
Baroque
Born: 4 March 1678, Venice, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Died: 28 July 1741, Vienna, Austria

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was a composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and cleric. He is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and within his lifetime his influence was widespread across Europe. He composed numerous concertos for the violin and other instruments, sacred choral works and over forty operas. Many of his compositions were written for the all-female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà where he was employed as a Catholic priest from 1703 to 1715 and 1723 to 1740. After meeting Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi had hoped for a preferment, but the emperor died shortly after Vivaldi’s arrival. He died in poverty less than a year later

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