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.

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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Sonatas for Strings, Vol. II Vivaldi; The Purcell Quartet 1
1990 Sonatas for Strings, Volume I Vivaldi; The Purcell Quartet 1
1990 Sonaten für Violoncello und Basso Continuo Vivaldi; Anner Bylsma, Hideimi Suzuki, Jacques Ogg 1
1990 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, The Orchestra of St. Luke's 1
1990 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi 1
1990 The Four Seasons / Concerto in G major / Symphony in C major / Violin Concerto in A minor Op. 3/6 (Südwest-Studioorchester feat. conductor: Heribert Münchner / I Solisti di Zagreb) Antonio Vivaldi 3
1990 The Four Seasons, Op. 8 Nos. 1-4 (Musici di Zagreb) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1990 Vienna Master Series: Antonio Vivaldi "Violinkonzerte" Antonio Vivaldi; Camerata Romana, Eugen Duvier 1
1990 Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, RV 278 & RV 357 Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Stabat Mater / Nisi Dominus (Orchestre Paul Kuentz feat. conductor: Paul Kuentz) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Gloria / Stabat Mater / Motets Vivaldi 1
1991 L'estro armonico: Libro primo Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Sonata a tre 'La Follia'. Sonate a due violini Antonio Vivaldi; Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini, Véronique Méjean, Käthi Gohl, Jesper Christensen 2
1991 3 Concertos & 3 Sonates pour violoncelle Vivaldi; Christophe Coin, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1991 6 Concerti, op. 6 Antonio Vivaldi; Pina Carmirelli, I Musici 1
1991 6 Concerti, op. 10 for Flute, Strings and Continuo Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici, Severino Gazzelloni 1
1991 6 Concertos for Bassoon, Strings and Continuo Vivaldi; I Musici, Klaus Thunemann 1
1991 Le quattro stagioni Vivaldi; Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi 4
1991 Le quattro stagioni Vivaldi; Musici di San Marco, Alberto Lizzio 2
1991 Sei Sonate "A Pisendel" Antonio Vivaldi; Franco Gulli, Vera Luccini 1
1991 Six Flute Concerti, Op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Salvatore Accardo, Orchestra da Camera Italiana 2
1991 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Yehudi Menuhin, Camerata Lysy, Alberto Lysy 2
1991 The Four Seasons (City of London Sinfonia feat. director: Andrew Watkinson) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Venetian Church Music Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Vivaldi; The Taverner Choir, Consort & Players, Andrew Parrott 2
1991 Viva Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Concerti da Camera, Volume 1 - Concerti op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi; Il giardino armonico, Giovanni Antonini 1
1992 Vivaldi: Cantate Italiane / Bononcini: Cantate Pastorali Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Battista Bononcini; René Jacobs 1
1992 Orlando Furioso (I Solisti Veneti feat. conductor: Claudio Scimone) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Concertos for Guitar and Strings Vivaldi; I Musici, Massimo Paris, Pepe Romero 1
1992 The Four Seasons / Sinfonia "Al Santo Sepolcro" / Concerto op.3 no.10 Antonio Vivaldi; Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon 2
1992 Oboe Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Douglas Boyd, Marieke Blankestijn, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe 2
1992 "La Pastorella" / Chamber Concertos Vivaldi; Marion Verbruggen, Paul Goodwin, John Holloway, Dennis Godburn, John Toll, Sebastian Comberti 1
1992 Oboe Concerti Vol. 1 Antonio Vivaldi; Stefan Schilli, Diethelm Jonas, Failoni Chamber Orchestra 1
1992 Bach: Magnificat / Vivaldi: Gloria / Beatus vir Bach, Vivaldi; Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Helmuth Rilling, Jean-Claude Malgoire 1
1992 Concerti for Bassoon and Orchestra, Volume V Antonio Vivaldi; Zagreb Soloists, Tonko Ninić, Daniel Smith 1
1992 Concertos for Strings Vivaldi; Anner Bylsma, Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon 1
1992 Famous Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Solisti di Zagreb, Anton Nanut 1
1992 Gloria, Magnificat Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Guitar Concertos Giuliani / Torroba / Vivaldi 1
1992 Mega Classic, Volume 2: Antonio Vivaldi: Die vier Jahreszeiten Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Salve Regina (feat. alto: Gérard Lesne, violon: Fabio Biondi) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 The Four Seasons / Concertos Vivaldi; Stokowski 1
1992 Vivaldi Collection, Volume III: String Symphonies Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Vivaldi's Favorites, Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi 1
1993 Apollo Classics Antonio Vivaldi 1
1993 The Four Seasons / Flute Concerto in D "Il Gardellino" / Harpsichord Concerto in A major Antonio Vivaldi 1
1993 Concertos baroques italiens Albinoni, Tartini, Vivaldi; Maurice André 3
1993 Il pastor fido Antonio Vivaldi; Béla Drahos, Pál Kelemen, Zsuzsa Pertis 1
1993 The Magic of the Mandoline: Greatest Concertos Vivaldi, Paisiello, Caudioso; I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone 1

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