Antonio Vivaldi (Italian baroque composer priest virtuosos violinist) Known for his 40 operas and many violin concertos. His most noted works in his Four Seasons. He was a priest at an orphanage who taught the children music so well they went on tour. He composed contadas, concertos and sacred hymns. From here the royalty of Europe took notice of him and he wrote many pieces for different royals at the time. Later as his popularity style faded he died a pauper.
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest") because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over 40 operas.