Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678 – July 28, 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso ("The Red Priest"), was an Italian baroque composer and priest, as well as a famous virtuoso violinist, born and raised in the Republic of Venice. The Four Seasons, a popular series of four violin concerti, is his best-known work and is representative of the baroque period in European art music.
Dennis adored the music of Vivaldi. He particularly enjoyed going to Vivaldi concerts in Venice. I think he played Vivaldi as background music the first time I had dinner at his flat on McAllister Street in the Haight. What memories!