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 was 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.

After his death, Vivaldi's music slid into obscurity until a vigorous revival in the 20th century. Today, he ranks among the most popular and widely recorded of Baroque composers, second perhaps only to Johann Sebastian Bach, who himself was deeply influenced by Vivaldi's work.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 4: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Classical Favorites "Vivaldi", Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Classical Favorites "Vivaldi", Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Le Quattro Stagioni (I Musici, violin: Felix Ayo) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Oboe Concertos Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Alessandro Marcello, Domenico Cimarosa, Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici, Heinz Holliger, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neil Black 1
2010 Grandes Compositores de la Música Clásica: Vivaldi Antonio Lucio Vivaldi; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2011 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Kremer, London Symphony Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi 1
2011 Vivaldi - 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces: Rise of the Masters Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 Great Violin Concertos Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Vieuxtemps, Brahms, Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Lalo, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Elgar, Wieniawski, Dvořák, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Prokofiev 1
2012 Concerti Nuova Stagione Antonio Vivaldi; Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 1
2013 Wind and String Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Big Vivaldi Box Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Vivaldi Operas Vol. 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Music for Strings Hindemith, Prokofiev, Bartók, Vivaldi; Neville Marriner, Rudolf Barshai 1
2014 The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album Antonio Vivaldi; Anne Akiko Meyers, David Lockington, English Chamber Orchestra 1
50 Classical Highlights Antonio Vivaldi 1
Baby Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classic Master: Concertos (Orquestra de Câmara Eslovaca feat. conductor: Bohdan Warchal) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classic Voyage Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classical Bytes Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classique Perfection Antonio Vivaldi 1
Favourite Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
Flute Concertos, Oboe Concerto, Bassoon Concerto Antonio Vivaldi 1
Greatest Composers: Antonio Vivaldi, 1678-1741 Antonio Vivaldi 1
Isaac Stern & Jean-Pierre Rampal play Vivaldi & Telemann Vivaldi, Telemann; Isaac Stern, Jean-Pierre Rampal 1
L'Estro armonico Op. 3 (I Musici) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Festival Strings Lucerne, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Rudolf Baumgartner 1
Masters of Classical Music, Volume 7 Antonio Vivaldi 1
Music for the Millions, Volume 19 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 3 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 4 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Four Seasons / Violin Concertos / Flute Concertos Vivaldi; Yehudi Menuhin, Hans-Martin Linde 1
The Greatest Classical Composers Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Greatest Works of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Italian Baroque: Great Vivaldi Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Masterpiece Collection, Volume 10: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
Twelve Concerti for Various Instruments Antonio Vivaldi 1
Vivaldi for Valentines Antonio Vivaldi 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Four Seasons (Wichita State University Chamber Players feat. conductor: Robert Turizziani) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2011 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Die vier Jahreszeiten / 7 Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2011 ラ・フォリア:パン種とタマゴ姫サウンドトラック ヴィヴァルディ / 久石譲 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Die Vier Jahreszeiten - Concerti op. 8 Nr. 1-6 (Franz Liszt Kammerorchester feat. conductor: Janos Rolla) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 Concerto in D minor For Lute, Viola d'Amore, and Harpsichord, Rv.540 (Arr. Guitar, Viola and Harpsichord) Antonio Vivaldi; Rem Khabibullin, Fedor Tsvetov, Elena Butusova 1
A Change of Seasons - Solitary Moods Collection Antonio Vivaldi 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 46 Antonio Vivaldi 1

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