The Fortunes of Vivaldi Biography, from Pincherle to the Present

A selection of certain biographical themes fundamental to understanding Vivaldi’s personality and a comparison of the treatment of three themes at different points in the history of the study of Vivaldi. Biographies by Marc Pincherle, Michelangelo Abbado, Mario Rinaldi, and Remo Giazotto, leading to the most recent articles by Giancarlo Rostirola and Gastone Vio are examined.