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Antonio Vivaldi was a 17th and 18th century composer who’s become one of the most renowned figures in European classical music.
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Musicians and scholars revived Vivaldi's music in the early 20th century, during which time many of the composer's unknown works were recovered from obscurity. Alfredo Casella, a composer and pianist, organized the Vivaldi Week revival in 1939. The music of Vivaldi has been performed widely since World War II. The choral composition Gloria, re-introduced to the public at Casella's Vivaldi Week,
is particularly famous and is performed regularly at Christmas celebrations worldwide.
Vivaldi's work, including nearly 500 concertos, have influenced subsequent composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach.
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