Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell: Baroque Composers in Italy and England


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During what musical period did Vivaldi and Purcell live?

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1. Where was Vivaldi employed for most of his career?

2. What is the reason behind the title of The Four Seasons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet tests your understanding of the music of Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include where Vivaldi spent most of his career, Purcell's opera based on Virgil's 'Aeneid' and the musical period they were a part of.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to identify these topics and career accomplishments of Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell:

  • The place where Vivaldi was employed for most of his career
  • Vivaldi's famous set of four violin concertos
  • The musical period Vivaldi and Purcell lived
  • Acts and performances Purcell playing in during his career
  • Purcell's opera he based on Virgil's 'Aeneid'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following comprehension skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the works of Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the music of Vivaldi and Purcell

Additional Learning

To learn more about the music of Vivaldi and Purcell, review the lesson called Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell: Baroque Composers in Italy and England. This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Understand characteristics of music from the Baroque period
  • Learn where Vivaldi and Purcell composed their music
  • Explore the artists popular works