Quarter Paper: Antonio Vivaldi And The Music Of His Time



Throughout history there have been many distinct 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 time began during the 1600's and ended early during the early
1700's. The way Baroque music was looked at was varied depending on where
you looked at it from. In Italy, it was largely energetic and spectacular.
Yet, if you were to travel North, you would encounter the "gloom's of
muted firelight." This, along with the "shadowy pales of another world,"
simply means that this music wasn't greatly appreciated in Southern Italy,
as it was more towards the North. The ...

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writers of
the 16th century found absurd and pointless. On the contrary, Baroque
music is far from being absurd or pointless. The word "baroque" is
derived from that or from the word "barrochio" that is an Italian word
used since the middle ages to indicate shifty or tricky procedures.
Wherever it's beginnings, the word "baroque" had been used since the 18th
century to indicate paintings, poems, architecture, literature, and all
else that is dynamic, dramatic, and to some eyes, astonishing and
incredibly even ugly. This really comes to a surprise to me because I've
listened to baroque music like Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach
and none of the music struck me as being "ugly." The first word that came
to mind when I was listening was "relaxing." Like all other music, there
are some people that think higher of it then others. Sir Francis Bacon
said, "^+I cannot but be raised to this persuasion, that this third period
of time will far surpass that of the Grecian and ...

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sickly child from the very start was ill, and in fear of
his death before being baptized, Madama Margarita had had him baptized.
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 output was ...

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