Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 27 or 28 July 1741), nicknamed "Il Prete Rosso" (The Red Priest), was a Venetian priest and Baroque music composer as well as a famous violinist. He wrote in excess of 500 concertos plus many operas, overtures, sonatas and sacred vocal works.
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- Se questa non piace, non voglio più scrivere di musica.
- Translation: If you don't like this, I'll stop writing music.
- An ironic note written upon an aria score of his opera Orlando Furioso (1727).