ANTONIO VIVALDI 1678- 1741
• Violinist, and son of the violinist, conductor, highly prolific composer; colorful figure in the musical life in Venice, ; he also was catholic priest; had red hair called “ the red priest”; Vivaldi brilliant, idiomatic, writing for strings advanced the art of performances of new heights of virtuosity
Single reed wood wind- clarinet, bass clarinet.
Double reed woodwind – bassoon, contrabassoon.
Pitched percussion – timpani, celesta.
Non-pitched percussion- snare drum, bass drum.
Lowest sounding in bass family- tuba.
Highest sounding in woodwind family – piccolo.
Brass with a slide- trombone.
Plucked string with pedal- harpsichord.