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
1994 The Four Seasons (Spring-Winter) / Concerto per archi e basso continuo (Alla Rustica) / Concerto grosso op. 3 No. 8 in A Minor Antonio Vivaldi 1
1994 Guitar, Two Guitar and Viola and Guitar Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Prague Chamber Orchestra, Lubomír Brabec, Martin Mysliveček, Lubomír Malý 1
1994 Concertos for Two Violins, String Orchestra and Basso Continuo Antonio Vivaldi; Josef Suk, Oldřich Vlček, Virtuosi di Praga 1
1994 Gloria / Magnificat Antonio Vivaldi; Taverner Consort and Players, Andrew Parrott 2
1994 L'estro armonico / 4 Concertos Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner 1
1994 Opera Arias and Sinfonias (The Brandenburg Consort feat. conductor: Roy Goodman, soprano: Emma Kirkby) Antonio Vivaldi 2
1994 Famous Baroque Concerti Bach, Handel, Vivaldi; Budapest Strings 1
1994 6 Cello Sonatas Vivaldi; Pieter Wispelwey, Florilegium 1
1994 A Violin Festival Antonio Vivaldi; New Classical Orchestra, Alexander Titov 1
1994 Cello Sonatas Vivaldi; Ofra Harnoy, Colin Tilney 2
1994 Klassik für Kids - Viva Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1994 Pachelbel: Canon / Bach / Handel / Vivaldi / Corelli / Marcello Pachelbel, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Marcello; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1994 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Gil Shaham 3
1994 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; La Scala Philharmonic, Riccardo Muti 1
1994 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; London Symphony Orchestra Strings 1
1994 Vivaldi: Gloria / Pergolesi: Stabat Mater Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1995 Die Vier Jahreszeiten (disc 2) Vivaldi, Corelli; I Solisti di Zagreb 1
1995 Les quatre saisons et concertos pour guitare Antonio Vivaldi; Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, Alain Moglia, Hugues Navez 1
1995 L'Estro Armonico, Op. 3 (complete) Vivaldi; I Musici, Roberto Michelucci 1
1995 Cello Concerti, Volume 1: RV 389, 399, 404, 406, 410, 419 Vivaldi; Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1995 Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott 1
1995 Cello Concerti, Volume 4: RV 405, 411, 414, 416, 417, 420, 421 Vivaldi; Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1995 Wind Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1995 Cello Concerti, Volume 3: RV 402, 403, 407, 409, 418, 423, 424 Vivaldi; Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1995 La Stravaganza Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Carmel Kaine, Alan Loveday 3
1995 Oboe Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Hansjörg Schellenberger, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra 1
1995 Violin Concertos from "L'estro armonico" & "La Stravaganza" Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
1995 "Manchester" Sonatas, Volume 1: Nos. 1-6 (Romanesca) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 "Manchester" Sonatas, Volume 2: Nos. 7-12 (Romanesca) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 Stabat Mater Antonio Vivaldi; Andreas Scholl, Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini 1
1995 7 Bassoon Concertos Vivaldi; Klaus Thunemann, I Musici 1
1995 BBC Music: The Concerto Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1995 Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Ángel Romero, Academy of St Martin in the Fields 1
1995 Frans Brüggen Edition, vol. 8: Vivaldi Chamber Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Frans Brüggen 1
1995 Il Proteo: Double and Triple Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Christophe Coin, Il giardino armonico 1
1995 Maestro de' Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott 1
1995 The Compleat Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Arnie Roth, Patrick Stewart, Musica Anima 1
1995 Viola d’amore Concertos Vivaldi; Catherine Mackintosh, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 2
1995 Violin Concertos Vivaldi; Mariana Sîrbu, I Musici 1
1995 Vivaldi (Salzburg Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor: Hans Jürgen Walther) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Unforgettable Classics: The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) Antonio Vivaldi; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Andrew Manze, Ton Koopman 3
1996 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Concierto Andaluz / Vivaldi: Guitar Concertos Joaquín Rodrigo, Antonio Vivaldi; San Antonio Symphony, Victor Alessandro, The Romeros 1
1996 Baroque Concertos Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Marcello, Lionardo Oronzo Salvatore de Leo; I Virtuosi di Roma, Renato Fasano 1
1996 Die vier Jahreszeiten Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown 1
1996 Gondeln im Sturm Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici 1
1996 6 Concerti a due violini Antonio Vivaldi; Giovanni Guglielmo, L'Arte dell'Arco 2
1996 A Vivaldi Concert Antonio Vivaldi; Chicago Baroque Ensemble, Patrice Michaels Bedi 1
1996 Bassoon Concertos, Volume One Antonio Vivaldi; Daniel Smith, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger 1
1996 Bassoon Concertos, Volume Two Antonio Vivaldi; Daniel Smith, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger 1

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