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Antonio Vivaldi
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    (March 4, 1678-July 28, 1741)
    Wrote 'Juditha Triumphans (1716),' 'The Four Seasons (1725),' 'Gloria (1725)' and hundreds of concertos for various instruments
    Known as 'the Red Priest'
    He had a bad temper.
    He was a cheapskate.
    He was considered a mediocre composer in his day.
    His concertos are rather formula.
    Despite being a Catholic priest, he had a secret sexual relationship with one of his female students.
    He pretended to have a chronic illness so he wouldn't have to officiate Mass anymore.
    His 'Four Seasons' concertos have been overused in commercials and movies.
    He grew up poor.
    He was a fantastic violinist.
    His family forced him to take up the priesthood, as it was the only way he could get a free education.
    Johann Sebastian Bach ripped off many of his tunes, then burned the manuscripts so nobody would find out.
    His prospect for a lucrative position in Emperor Charles VI's court disappeared when the Emperor ate a poisonous mushroom and died.
    He and his secret lover had a happy relationship for many years.
    His music imitates dogs barking, water dripping, birds singing, thunder, and many other natural sounds.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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