Born on March 4, 1678, in Venice, Italy, Antonio Vivaldi was ordained as a priest though he instead chose to follow his passion for music. A prolific composer who created hundreds of works, he became renowned for his concertos in Baroque style, becoming a highly influential innovator in form and pattern. He was also known for his operas, including Argippo and Bajazet. He died on July 28, 1741.
Antonio Vivaldi’s music is great with the mandolin. Almost all of his works can be (or have been) performed with the mandolin with exceptional results, and this is great. LIBERMANDO would not feel right without a piece of music from Vivaldi, so after some thought I decided to go for Concerto Grosso in D minor.