Antonio Vivaldi

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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈluːtʃo viˈvaldi]; 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He is known mainly for composing many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.

Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with expensive stagings of his operas in Venice, Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later in poverty.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Münchinger, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Werner Krotzinger 1
1960 De 4 jaargetijden / La tempesta di mare / Il piacere Antonio Vivaldi 1
1963 5 Concerti for Violin and Orchestra Vivaldi; Sinfonia of Montréal, Hyman Bress 1
1970 Le Quattro Stagioni / Concerti "La caccia" / "Per eco in lontano" Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici, Roberto Michelucci 2
1970 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Alan Loveday, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 3
1976 Stabat Mater / Nisi Dominus / Concerto in G minor Antonio Vivaldi; James Bowman, Academy of Ancient Music 3
1977 The Four Seasons (Zagreb Soloists feat. conductor: James Galway) Antonio Vivaldi; Zagreb Soloists, James Galway 2
1978 Lute Concertos & Trios Vivaldi; Dániel Benkő, Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra, János Rolla 2
1978 Violin Concerti Nos. 5-12, Op. 8 / Flute Concerto in D major / Cello Concerto in B minor Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 3
1979 Baroque Favorites Albinoni, Bach, Cimarosa, Marcello, Vivaldi; Liona Boyd, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis 4 1
1979 Oboe Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Han de Vries 2
1981 Cello Concertos Vivaldi; Paul Tortelier, The London Mozart Players, Sir Philip Ledger 1
1981 Le quattro stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Gidon Kremer, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 5
1981 Serenata a tre Vivaldi; Clemencic Consort, René Clemencic 2
1981 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Pinchas Zukerman, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra 5
1982 Le quattro stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici, Pina Carmirelli 2
1982 Le quattro stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Simon Standage, Trevor Pinnock 4
1982 Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Simon Standage 5
1982 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 4
1982 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo 2
1983 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Joseph Silverstein, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 2
1983 4 Concerti for Piccolo & Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi; Hans Wolfgang Dünschede, Philharmonia Quartet Berlin, Wolfgang Güttler, Miyuki Motoi 1
1983 An Isaac Stern Vivaldi Gala (Isaac Stern; David Oistrakh; Itzhak Perlman; Jean-Pierre Rampal; Pinchas Zukerman) Antonio Vivaldi; Isaac Stern 1
1983 Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Piero Toso, I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone 2
1983 Six Flute Concertos, Op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi; Jiří Stivín, Slovenský komorný orchester Bohdana Warchala 1
1984 Mandolin Concerti RV 93, 425, 532 & 558 (I Solisti Veneti feat. conductor: Claudio Scimone) Vivaldi; I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone 3
1984 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Elmar Oliveira, Gerard Schwarz, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra 1
1984 Flötenkonzerte (Gabriele Ferro) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1984 Four Violin Concertos Vivaldi; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman 2
1984 Guitar Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Los Romeros, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown 1
1984 Klassik für Millionen: Die vier Jahreszeiten Vivaldi; Christopher Warren-Green, Philharmonia Orchestra, Thomas Wilbrandt 1
1984 Le quattro stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Alice Harnoncourt 2
1984 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 3
1985 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Nils-Erik Sparf 2
1985 5 Concerti Vivaldi; I Solisti Italiani 1
1985 6 Concerti, op. 10 Vivaldi; James Galway 3
1985 Cello Concertos Boccherini, Vivaldi 1
1985 Concertos: Two Trumpets / Madrigalesco / Two Cellos / Two Flutes / Alla Rustica / Two Violins & Two Cellos Vivaldi; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1985 Konzerte für Blockflöte Antonio Vivaldi; Michael Copley, Camerata Bern 1
1985 String Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo 1
1985 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi, Itzhak Perlman & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1985 Violin and Oboe Concertos Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Alessandro Marcello; Josef Suk, Jan Adamus, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Josef Vlach 4 2
1985 Violin Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Salvatore Accardo, I solisti delle settimane musicali internazionali di Napoli 1
1986 The Four Seasons (Canadian Brass) Antonio Vivaldi; Canadian Brass 1
1986 Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Stern, Zukerman, Mintz, Perlman, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta 1
1986 Music for Lute and Mandolin Antonio Vivaldi; The Parley of Instruments, Paul O'Dette 2
1986 6 Concertos for Bassoon Vivaldi; I Musici, Klaus Thunemann 2
1986 Bach: Double Violin Concerti / Vivaldi: Double Violin Concerti Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi; Pinchas Zukerman, Midori & Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra 1
1986 Chamber Music With Wind Instruments Antonio Vivaldi; Camerata Köln 1
1986 Concerti for Bassoon and Orchestra, Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi; Daniel Smith, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger 4 1

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