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Vivaldi: facts about the great composer
Vivaldi's crop of curly red hair, inherited from his father, prompted friends to nickname the composer 'il Prete Rosso' - the red priest. His father was just nicknamed 'Rossi' - redhead. Don't be fooled by the white hair in the picture - the composer was wearing a wig!