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Vivaldi is known mainly for his use of instruments in his musical works As an Italian composer most of his works of art are based upon this fact of descent Vivaldi is a composer that worked in the Baroque period When he was growing up he played instruments such as the violin among other others Because opera deals deeply with instruments that is what Vivaldi was best known for Other than operas he also did concertos arias oratorios vocal scared music sonatas and secular cantatas His music style contained a lot of variety Heller and Kroll 2004Most of Vivaldis compositions were written for the female music ensemble of a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi had been employed He also had some success with staging of his operas in Venice Vienna and Mantua According to Talbot 1978 Vivaldi became a master of violin at an orphanage called the Devout Hospital of MercyThough Vivaldi is most famous as a composer he was also regarded as an exceptional technical violinist Johann Friedrich Armand von Offenbach a German architect referred to Vivaldi as the famous composer and violinist He said Vivaldi played a solo accompaniment excellently and at the conclusion he added a free fantasy an improvised cadenza which absolutely astounded me for it is hardly possible that anyone has ever played or ever will play in such a manner Landon 1991Giuseppe Sala published the first collection Connor Cassara of Vivaldis works Pincherle 1957 His Opus 1 is a collection of 12 sonatas for two violins and basso continuo in a conventional fashion His opus 2 is a second collection of 12 sonatas for violin and bassoANY TOPIC WRITERS CHOICE3continuo Landon 1991 His real breakthrough as a composer came with his first collection of 12 concerti for one two and four violins with strings Opus 3 was dedicated to Grand Prince Ferdinand of Tuscany which was published in Amsterdam in 1711 by Estienne Roger Landon 1991Prince Ferdinand sponsored
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