Though the Venetian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi was regarded as a prominent arranger during his lifetime, he ran into financial troubles later in his life and died a poor man in 1741. Debt aside, Vivaldi is remembered as one of the greatest composers of his time. Aside from his virtuosic ability as a composer, he was also a nimble violinist and a priest during his lifetime. Of his over 500 instrumental and choral works and 40 operas, his most famous work is The Four Seasons, a concerto for violin.
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