Antonio Vivaldi was a Baroque composer more famous during his time as a violinist.
He was a prolific composer of concertos, operas and chamber music. He suffered from a childhood disease, which was presumably asthma. This affected his life to a certain extent. His most famous work is the series of violin concertos The Four Seasons. He wrote many concertos for violin, cello, mandolin, and bassoon.
His father who was a violinist trained Vivaldi in violin and compelled him to become a priest, a position he moved away from after being ordained. His music was quickly forgotten after his death, the interest was revived only in the early 20th century.
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