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Questions tagged [vivaldi]

For questions related to the Italian Baroque master Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741). Questions may also necessitate the baroque tag.

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Why doesn't the bassoon play any notes in the beginning of RV 484?

In Vivaldi's Concerto in E minor for Bassoon, RV 484, you can hear the violins introduce the theme, and then the bassoon enters to play solo. In every video I watch the procedure is the same: first ...
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What's so important about Venice in the Baroque period?

Many famous Baroque musicians and composers, for example Vivaldi, were children of Venice and did their work there. What other reasons are there for Venice being a great spawning ground for Baroque ...