This October our Half Term Holiday Camps will give children the chance to find out more about Antonio Vivaldi. Here are a few facts about the 18th-century Italian composer...
Vivaldi lived in Venice in the Baroque era, which was a time of fancy clothes, beautiful art, and intricate music. His music is known for its lively rhythms and catchy melodies that can make you want to dance.
Vivaldi wrote a LOT of music, including over 500 concertos, 46 operas, and numerous other works. One of his most famous pieces is "The Four Seasons", which is a set of four violin concertos each representing a different season: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
In “The Four Seasons” Autumn sounds happiest, as Vivaldi had terrible hay fever and could not go out of the house until after the summer months. That’s why his movement Summer sounds so sad!
Vivaldi worked for most of his life at the Ospedale della Pietà, an orphanage in Venice, as a composer and music teacher. He wrote many of his compositions for the girls' orchestra there.
Some of Vivaldi's music was lost for a long time, but it was rediscovered in the 20th century. It's like finding hidden treasure in the world of classical music!
We love to inspire children with composers but in a fun and dynamic way that they'll remember! That's why we cannot wait to introduce children to music by this amazing composer this October Half Term.
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