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Vivaldi

[vi-vahl-dee; Italian vee-vahl-dee] /vɪˈvɑl di; Italian viˈvɑl di/
noun
1.
Antonio
[an-toh-nee-oh;; Italian ahn-taw-nyaw] /ænˈtoʊ niˌoʊ;; Italian ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1678–1741, Italian violinist and composer.
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  • The first thing he did was to take a number of concertos written for the violin by Vivaldi, and set them for the harpsichord.

  • Locatelli and Vivaldi came under the influence of the Italian Opera.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • In the beginning we see the hero, Vivaldi, escaping from the Bandit's castle.

  • Have they shuddered for Vivaldi in face of the sable-clad and masked Inquisition?

  • Arrangements for harpsichord alone of 16 concertos, generally described as by Vivaldi, but including several by other composers.

  • The defi was accepted and Carolan's rival played on his violin one of Vivaldi's most difficult concertos.

    Memory William Walker Atkinson
  • The concertos of Handel and Vivaldi, &c., are orchestral compositions in several movements with or without wind instruments.

    Bach Charles Francis Abdy Williams
  • Tedisio Doria and the brothers Vivaldi with some Franciscans set out on this adventure, and never returned.

  • Concerto in A minor, after a concerto for four violins by Vivaldi .

    Bach Charles Francis Abdy Williams
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Vivaldi

/vɪˈvældɪ/
noun
1.
Antonio (anˈtɔːnjo). ?1675–1741, Italian composer and violinist, noted esp for his development of the solo concerto. His best-known work is The Four Seasons (1725)
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