Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was a Venetian composer in the baroque era.
Vivaldi was also one of the great eighteenth century violin virtuosos, or musicians with superb ability. This virtuosity is reflected in his music, which made new demands on violin technique.
Vivaldi composed a great number of concertos, most of which were for a solo group of violins and a larger string orchestra. One of his most famous compositions was "The Four Seasons" which onsisted of one complete concerto for each season.