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
1990 Gloria Antonio Vivaldi; Christ Church Cathedral Choir, The Hanover Band, Stephen Darlington 1
1990 6 Double Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Isaac Stern, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, János Rolla 1
1990 Barocke Kostbarkeiten Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Albinoni 1
1990 Baroque Oboe Concertos Handel, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Bach; Guildhall String Ensemble, Malcolm Messiter 1
1990 Concerti Grossi Des Barock (Concerti Grossi of the Baroque) Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Albinoni; Musici di San Marco, Alberto Lizzio 1
1990 Concertos / Stabat Mater Antonio Vivaldi; Vladimir Spivakov, Nathalie Stutzmann, Moscow Virtuosi 1
1990 Double Concertos Vivaldi; I Musici 1
1990 Le Quattro Stagioni, La Tempesta di mare, La Caccia (Salvatore Accardo e l'Orchestra da Camera Italiana) Antonio Vivaldi 1
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 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 / Violin Concertos RV 278 & RV 357 Antonio Vivaldi; Moscow Virtuosi, Vladimir Spivakov 1
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
1991 Stabat Mater / Nisi Dominus (Orchestre Paul Kuentz feat. conductor: Paul Kuentz) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Horn Concerti Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, L. Mozart; Capella Istropolitana, Frantisek Vajnar 1
1991 Gloria / Stabat Mater / Motets Vivaldi 1
1991 L'estro armonico: Libro primo Antonio Vivaldi; Orchestra da Camera "Concerto", Roberto Gini 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 Wind Concertos Albinoni, Vivaldi; Paul Goodwin, The King's Consort, Robert King 2
1991 3 Concertos & 3 Sonates pour violoncelle Vivaldi; Christophe Coin, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 2
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; Jean-Pierre Rampal, Froment (Louis de) Chamber Ensemble 1
1991 Sonatas for Violoncello and Basso Continuo Vivaldi, Geminiani; Roel Dieltiens 2
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 Vivaldi; City of London Sinfonia, Andrew Watkinson 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 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 Concerti da Camera, Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi; Il giardino armonico 1
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 2
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 Bach: Magnificat / Vivaldi: Gloria / Caldara: Stabat Mater Bach, Vivaldi, Caldara; The Sixteen, Harry Christophers 1
1992 Concerti for Bassoon and Orchestra, Volume V Antonio Vivaldi; Zagreb Soloists, Tonko Ninić, Daniel Smith 1

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