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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIVALDI

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Happy birthday Antonio Vivaldi!

Here are five fun facts about the great composer:

  1. He was born on March 4, 1678 in Venice, Italy and died on July 28, 1741 in Vienna, Austria.
  2. He wrote over 500 concertos, almost half, of which are for the violin.
  3. He became an ordained priest in 1703.
  4. He spent 37 years as a composer, teacher and conductor at the Pio Ospedale della Pieta asylum for orphaned girls.
  5. He suffered from ‘strettezza di petto’ (tightness of the chest) throughout his life. This severe asthma inhibited his speech and even made him weak and dizzy when she spoke.

 

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