Composer: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Dates: 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741
Title of Piece: La Serenissima
Brief Biography: Vivaldi is one of the most popular and widely recorded Baroque composers, second only to JS Bach. His red hair and ordination as a Catholic Priest earned him the nickname il Prete Rosso or the Red Priest. Many of Vivaldi’s compositions were written for a home for orphaned and abandoned children, Ospedale della Pietà.