Vivaldi

02008-02-20 | Music | 2 comments

Saint or sinner? | Classical and opera | guardian.co.uk Music
Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678, the son of a professional violinist. His musical training was with his father but by 1693 he was taking steps to enter the priesthood as well. The year of his ordination, 1703, he was also engaged as music teacher by a home for foundlings, La Pietà, and it is here that the conjecture begins.

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  1. Panj

    Wow…one learns something new everyday…:-)….I am embarassed to say this, but I did not know Vivaldi was a Priest……this piece of history will widen my listening of him. Thanks so much, Ottmar for all the wonderful info you share with us!

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  2. mario

    Excellent. Thanks for the link to the article,Ottmar.

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