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
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 (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields feat. conductor: Angel Romero) Antonio Vivaldi 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 1
1996 6 Concerti a due violini Antonio Vivaldi; Giovanni Guglielmo, L'Arte dell'Arco 2
1996 Concerti con Molti Strumenti: Chalumeaux & clarinettes integrale Antonio Vivaldi; Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi 1
1996 Concerti per molti istromenti Antonio Vivaldi; Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli 1
1996 Golden Touch Classics: Antonio Vivaldi (Slovak Chamber Orchestra) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione, op. 8 Vivaldi & Il giardino armonico 1
1996 Konzerte für Soloinstrumente Antonio Vivaldi; Burkhard Glaetzner, Werner Erhardt, Lajos Mayer, Ludwig Güttler 1
1996 L'Estro Armonico, Op. 3 (Virtuosi di Roma feat. conductor: Renato Fasano) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 La Cetra: 12 Concerti, Op. 9 Antonio Vivaldi; I Solisti Italiani 2
1996 Música barroca italiana Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni; I solisti di Zagreb 1
1997 Cello Concertos, Volume 4 Antonio Vivaldi; Ofra Harnoy, Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Paul Robinson 1
1997 Concerti per le Solennita Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 Concerti for Strings Antonio Vivaldi; Accademia I Filarmonici, Alberto Martini 1
1997 Dresden Concerti, Vol. 1 Antonio Vivaldi; Alberto Martini, Accademia I Filarmonici 1
1997 Dresden Concerti, Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi; Accademia I Filarmonici, Alberto Martini, Roberto Baraldi 1
1997 Dresden Concerti, Vol. 3 Vivaldi; Marco Fornaciari, Accademia I Filarmonici, Alberto Martini 1
1997 Gloria / Nulla in mundo pax sincera / Nisi Dominus / Cantatas Vivaldi; Kirkby, Bott, Nelson, Watkinson, Bowman, Preston, Hogwood 1
1997 6 Violin Concertos, op. 12 Vivaldi; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Pavlo Beznosiuk 1
1997 Concerti Vivaldi; Florilegium, Pieter Wispelwey 1
1997 Concerti con Molti Strumenti: Violons, flûtes, hauitbois, basson Antonio Vivaldi; Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi 2
1997 Famous Concerti for Two Trumpets, Oboe, Violins, Cello, Mandolins Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 Hummel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Leopold Mozart: Trumpet Concertos Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann, Leopold Mozart; Herbert von Karajan, Maurice André, Berliner Philharmoniker 2
1997 Sacred Works Vivaldi; Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne, Corboz 1
1997 Stabat Mater Vivaldi 1
1997 The Brandenburg Concertos (Complete) / Selected Works by Vivaldi and Erns Bach, Vivaldi, Ernst; The Brandenburg Collegium, Anthony Newman 1

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