Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
(* 4. March 1678 in Venice; † 28. July 1741 in Vienna) was a composer and violinist of the late Baroque period. He was the son of a professional violonist who played at St Mark’s. Antonio was trained for the priesthood, but in 1703, he was appointed maestro di violino at the Ospedale delle Pietà, a venetian orphenage for girls. Vivaldi wrote 39 concerti for bassoon solo and many chamber music works for mixed winds and strings.