By Karl Heller
Antonio Vivaldi's rediscovery after global struggle II fast led him from obscurity to his current renown as probably the most well known 18th-century composers. Heller's biography offers the real aspects of his lifestyles, his works, and his impact on tune heritage.
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It is generally assumed, and rightly so, that Antonio’s father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, was his first and probably his most important music teacher. He must have begun teaching him the violin at a very early age. In addition, his father must have introduced him to the main Venetian performance venues, where church and opera music as well as a wide range of specifically instrumental genres will have made lasting impressions on Antonio. Since Paul Everett was able to argue plausibly several years ago that Vivaldi’s most important Venetian copyist was none other than Giovanni Battista Vivaldi,8 we can assume that Antonio’s father gave indispensable help to his famous and busy grown 42 Chapter Three son.
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Unlike other cities, there is no fixed price for the boxes: prices are lowered or raised depending on the success of the opera. One also has to rent an entire box, whereas elsewhere individual box seats are sold. The orchestra chairs, however, have a given price: at St. 10 At St. Angelo, on the other hand, admission costs two lire and a chair thirty sols, and at St. Moses thirty-one sols admission and twenty sols for a seat. The little book in which the opera text is printed usually costs thirty sols, at times more, depending on how thick it is.
Antonio Vivaldi: The Red Priest of Venice by Karl Heller