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Who was Vivaldi?
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, born on 4 March 1678 in Venice, Italy, was perhaps best known as a composer of the Baroque period. He was also a priest, nicknamed Il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest") and an accomplished violinist. Vivaldi's composing style had considerable influence on other famous composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach. Vivaldi wrote 46 operas and hundreds of concertos, as well as sinfonias, sonatas, chamber music, sacred music, and one of his best known works, The Four Seasons (Le Quattro...