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Old 01-07-2007, 10:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Vivaldi was definately one of the greats. His Four Seasons is way ahead of it's time and an encyclopedia of Gypsy Violin Stylings.
I'll go along with the idea that not everything he wrote was as great but the man wrote over 500 concertos-give him a break!
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i loved the 4 seasons, especially, the part in (ithink it was either spirng or summer) labled storm
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Vivaldi's music was what made me, at the age of five, beg to be allowed to take violin lessons. Now that I've been playing for eleven years though, most of his music is way too repititious for me to enjoy. This judgement though, I think, is mostly based on my experiences in playing it myself (playing repititious music gets very very boring)... So my past self approves, and my present self is sick of him.
I could not agree more. When playing/or listening I find some of his passages quite moving, but a good 90% of the time I find my self bored to death playing constant eighth or quarter notes that get a step higher with each set. It's mind numbing at points.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Vivaldi made the most amazing music ever.

I love his oboe sonatas, string works (like the Four Seasons) and just everything else in general. I can't get enough of Vivaldi. XD

I however have to say that I don't care for his Bassoon concerti, they're pretty annoying if you ask me... There's only one I really even like.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Vivaldi isn't that great. Such a boring composer.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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...I Love Vivaldi's Four Seasons...and these videos are amazing...

Spring


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Autumn



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Old 04-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hmmm, I've always thought vivaldi is a bit simple and overrated.
It somehow annoys me.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hmmm, I've always thought vivaldi is a bit simple and overrated.
It somehow annoys me.
There were definitely way better composers active during the Baroque period than Vivaldi. To name a few:

  • Claudio Monteverdi (very early Baroque, I think he died before Vivaldi was born)
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • Arcangelo Corelli
  • Henry Purcell
  • Domenico Scarlatti
  • Dietrich Buxtehude
  • Giovanni Batista Pergolesi
And of course Bach, Handel, and Telemann. Compared to all these composers, I think Vivaldi was playing it safe in terms of composition style. His music is not extremely radical for the period, and the arrangements are quite simple, compared to Bach's arrangements, for example. Don't get me wrong, I love Vivaldi's music, but I also think it is a little overrated. A lot of people tend to define Baroque music by citing Vivaldi, and in my opinion, that's not really apt. Sure, you can't talk about 17th century music without mentioning him in the slightest, but his music is certainly not definitive of the period.

Aside from all that, when people talk about Vivaldi's compositions, they tend to mention only the Four Seasons concertos and overlook his other work. I guess that's just how things were meant to be . As a flutist, I think his flute concertos are absolutely gorgeous. My favourite one to listen to and play is the Flute Concerto in D Major (RV 248):

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Vivaldi also known as Antonio Vivaldi is the Italian composer. He was born in Venice on March 4th, 1678. He was famous for the baroque instrumental concerto. He wrote many popular concerto. He died on July 28th, 1741 because of asthmatic bronchitis.
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Rrright

@ Burning down; I think I'm going to crash my car into something the next time I Have to hear the four seasons again. They are so overplayed everywhere.
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