Baroque Era

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Throughout history, there have been many important periods of time. These various eras are all alike in a way because they all slowly flow into each other. One of these unique times was called the Baroque period. The Baroque era began in the 1600 's and ended in the early 1700 's. Music in the Baroque era varied depending on where you were. In Italy, it was largely energetic and upbeat. However, if you were to travel North, you would find a completely different style. As more time passed in the 1600 's, baroque music became much more popular. It was greatly adored by the listeners. The beauty that this type of music contained was extremely astonishing. The actual term "baroque" is extracted from "baroco" which was a name used by medieval …show more content…

On May 6, 1678, he was baptized by a mid-wife, because she was afraid he might die. This woman 's name was Madama Margarita. Antonio Vivaldi 's mother Camilla, the daughter of a Venetian tailor Camillo Calicchio, married Gianbattista Vivaldi on August 6, 1677. Due to the stato libero, Antonio was presumably born prematurely, and declared to be free from any impediment from matrimony, also because he was not baptized in church until two months after his birth. Antonio Vivaldi, being a sickly child from the very start, and in fear of his death, Madama Margarita had had him …show more content…

The people who studied and researched Antonio Vivaldi, in trying to trace back his family history, could not trace back any farther than his paternal grandparents, who lived in Brescia. Their son, Giovanni Battista (or Gianbattista), was born in 1665, and when he was ten, his mother took him to Venice, presumably on the death of his father.
Originally Vivaldi 's dad had become a barber, but he was also an accomplished violinist. Which makes it easy to understand where Antonio got his musical talent from (especially with the violin.)

Antonio Vivaldi 's accomplishments were endless. He wrote 94 operas, and although they are rarely revived, 19 of them are preserved. He also wrote around 500 concertos. Several occasional features of Vivaldi concertos were taken farther and standardized by his successors. Some of his successors were northern Italians, including Tartini and Locatelli. These men often used Antonio Vivaldi 's techniques and strategies for their own personal musical interpretations.

Roughly 350 concertos were made for solo instruments and strings, and over 230 of them were made for the violin (this alone, shows Antonio Vivaldi 's love for the instrument.) Other solo instruments (in descending order of frequency) are bassoon, cello, oboe, flute, viola d 'amore, recorder, and

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