...Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). He is considered to be the father of instrumental solo concerts. In his concert The Four Seasons (1725) for the violin, string quintet, organ and harpsichord gave the earliest and the most outstanding example of symphonic programing. He wrote over 40 operas, oratorios, cantatas, instrumental concertos and other musical works.
The 18th century is the Age of Enlightenment. It totally changed the language of music. Balance, proportionality, order, clarity, simplicity, faith in reason – are the main... Full … Music/English April 28, Music of the 18th Century Introduction At the turn of the 16th – 17th centuries polyphony, which dominated the music of the Renaissance,...