March 4, 1678: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi is born in a house on the Campo grando (Campo Bandiera e Moro) in Venice, Republic of Venice, one of six children born to Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, a musician, and Camilla Calicchio, daughter of a tailor.
July 28, 1741: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi dies of an abdominal infection in a house on Kärntnerstraße, Vienna, Archduchy of Austria in the Holy Roman Empire, aged 63 years, four months, and 23 days. His earthly remains are buried the same day in Spettaler Gottesacker Cemetery, Vienna. (Neither the house nor the cemetery remain today)
June 30, 1933: An evening performance in the Hôtel Singer-Polignac in Paris is apparently the first entire concert conducted by Nadia Boulanger (45). She directs a chorus and orchestra in cantata excerpts by JS Bach (†182), an organ transcription of a Vivaldi (†192) concerto, and the Brandenburg Concerto no.5. One of the bass choristers is an American named Elliott Carter (24). It is the first of 19 of Mlle. Boulanger’s concerts for the Princesse de Polignac over the next five years.