Biography - A Short Wiki
One of the greatest Baroque composers, he was also a virtuoso violinist who wrote the popular “The Four Seasons” violin concertos. He wrote over 500 concertos, most of which focused on the violin.
He was unable to play wind instruments because he suffered from what was likely asthma. He originally studied to be a priest when he was 15 and was ordained at age 25. He was called The Red Priest because of his red hair.
He composed many of his female music ensembles for the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children.
How did Antonio Vivaldi die?
Antonio Vivaldi's death was caused by infection.
Soon afterwards, Vivaldi became impoverished and died during the night of 27/28 July 1741, aged 63, of “internal infection”, in a house owned by the widow of a Viennese saddlemaker.
|Cause of death||Infection|
|Age of death||63 years|
|Birthday||March 4, 1678|
|Death date||July 28, 1741|
|Place of death||Vienna, Austria|
|Place of burial||N/A|