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Vivaldi 'The Four Seasons'

Vivaldi four seasons  - Classical music 

Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy, which is where he spent most of his life. His father taught him to play the violin, and the two would often perform together. 
 
Antonio became priest but he continued to learn and play the violin. He was called the "Red Priest" because of his flaming red hair. However, he had such bad asthma that he couldn't lead the church services. Instead, he spent all of his time writing music and teaching. 
 
Many people think Vivaldi was the best Italian composer of his time. He wrote concertos, operas, church music and many other compositions. In all, Antonio wrote over 500 concertos. His most famous set of concertos is The Four Seasons. 

‘Winter’ (Nigel Kennedy playing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56_E68yN5MI 

'Summer' (Mari Samuelsen playing) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g65oWFMSoK0

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