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He owes his love for music to his violinist father Giovanni Battista who played for some years in the chapel of San Marco; he seems to have been a pupil of the musician Giovanni Legrenzi.

Due to his poor health, he approached the church and was ordained a priest in 1703 and soon became a violin and composition teacher at the women's conservatory of the Pio Ospedale della Pietà. It was precisely in this school intended for orphaned or abandoned girls, one of the four most famous in Venice, that he made his main sacred and sung music and his main concerts and assumed, over the years, the role of concert master and teacher of chorus. He will also have contributed the skill of their great masters but certainly the singing and musical skills of these girls, together with the dedication and perseverance, allowed them to be known throughout Europe.

Vivaldi soon abandoned his clerical robes to devote himself fully and completely to music giving it an unparalleled splendor, taking it from a typically baroque "terraced" architectural style to an impressionistic one rich in alternating sounds but with an amazing instinct for balance and harmonic fluidity .

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