American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Vivaldi, Antonio Lucio 1675?-1741. Italian composer and violinist. He is best known for his concertos, particularly The Four Seasons (1725), a set of four violin concertos.
- n. Italian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
“An expert in Vivaldi, Woolley examined the score, entitled Il Gran Mogol, and realised he had come across something comparable to the 2005 discovery of the Baroque composer's Dixit Dominus, a sacred work for vocalists and orchestra that was unearthed in Dresden, Germany.”
“It's us who build false cultural chronologies: Vivaldi is "early" music, while Jonathan Swift, his close contemporary, is an author we can use.”
“Early-music celebrity violinist (and former English Concert member) Rachel Podger held focus here with her silvery tone and commanding virtuosity, as she did in Vivaldi's "Il Grosso Mogul" Violin Concerto.”
“Was Vivaldi from a wealthy family OR was he from a poor family (I’ve read that this is likely why he became a priest in obtain free schooling)?”
“Instead, it turned out to be too complex: whereas the human ear hears similarities in Vivaldi’s seemingly repetitive patterns, there are in fact subtle, unpredictable variations that threw Emmy for a loop.”
“At the same time, the local early-music string ensemble called The Vivaldi Project, founded in 2006, is offering a treat: all six of the string sinfoniettas of C.P. E. Bach, who in the 18th century was widely considered the greatest composer and theorist of his time, largely eclipsing his father Johann Sebastian. 4 p.m.,”
“But soon after the idea of Vivaldi glancing athwart her memory, she melted into tears; the weakness however was momentary, and during the rest of the journey she preserved a strenuous equality of mind.”
“It was the first word Vivaldi had ever heard him utter.”
“The voice of the monk, for his face was as usual concealed, recalled Vivaldi from his error; but his emotion cannot easily be conceived, when the stranger, slowly lifting that mysterious cowl, discovered to him the same awful countenance, which had characterized the vision in his slumber.”
“Group leader and keyboardist Marcon could be described as a Vivaldi evangelist.”
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