Vivaldi's music is adventurous and innovative for his time. His style is often bright, varied and bold, full of harmonic contrast and innovative melodies and themes. He displayed a keen interest in employing unusual instruments in his composition.

Vivaldi is one of the composers who had witnessed the transition of the musical era from baroque to classical. He was once regarded as a composer of works for strings, but his achievement as an opera composer had proven to take him to a greater height.

J. S. Bach was among one of the contemporaries who appreciated Vivaldi. Bach transcribed six of Vivaldi's concerti for solo keyboard, three for organ, and one for four harpsichords, strings, and basso continuo based upon the concerto for four violins, two violas, cello, and basso continuo.

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