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
2000 Violin Concertos op. 6 / "The Cuckoo" Antonio Vivaldi; The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Andrew Manze 1
2000 Andreas Scholl: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; Andreas Scholl, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer 1
2000 Gloria / Concerti / Magnificat (Akademia, Concerto Italiano feat. conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2000 Suonate da camera a tre Antonio Vivaldi; London Baroque, Charles Medlam 1
2000 The Four Seasons / Three Violin Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 1
2000 BBC Music, Volume 9, Number 3: BBC Legends Vivaldi / Mozart / Schubert 1
2000 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Toronto Camerata, Kevin Mallon, Lu Si-qing 3
2000 Die vier Jahreszeiten für Kinder (Sprecher: Marko Simsa) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2000 Flute Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
2000 Guitar Concertos Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Ludwig Krebs, Johann Friedrich Fasch 1
2000 La Stravaganza, Vol. 2 (City of London Sinfonia feat. conductor: Nicholas Kraemer, violin: Andrew Watkinson) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2000 La Tempesta Di Mare, Concerti con Titoli (Europa Galante) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2000 Sonatas for Violoncello Antonio Vivaldi; Anner Bylsma 1
2000 The Baroque Flute Antonio Vivaldi 1
2001 Four Seasons / Storm at Sea / Pleasure (Moscow Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Constantine Orbelian) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2001 Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione, Nos. 1-6 (Accademia Bizantina feat. conductor: Ottavio Dantone) Antonio Vivaldi 2
2001 Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione, Nos. 7-12 (Accademia Bizantina feat. conductor: Ottavio Dantone) Antonio Vivaldi 3
2001 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Pergolesi: Flute Concertos Vivaldi, Pergolesi 1
2001 The Four Seasons / Concertos for Double Orchestra, RV 582 and RV 581 Antonio Vivaldi; London Mozart Players, David Juritz 1
2001 Late Violin Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 2
2001 Vivaldi: Gloria / Händel: Gloria / Händel: Dixit Dominus Vivaldi, Händel; English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner 1
2001 Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione (Europa Galante feat. conductor: Fabio Biondi) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2001 Juditha triumphans Vivaldi; Magdalena Kožená, Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro De Marchi 1
2001 Le Quattro Stagioni "a parti reali" / Sonate RV 27 / Sonate RV 36 Antonio Vivaldi; Marco Fornaciari 1
2001 Mandolin Concertos (Northern Crown Soloists Ensemble feat. mandolin: Vyacheslav Kruglov) Vivaldi, Hummel 1
2001 Otto Sauter: World of Baroque, Volume 3 (Transcriptions for Trumpet an Organ) Otto Sauter; Vivaldi, Telemann, Händel, Scarlatti, Valentino, Corelli 1
2001 The Four Seasons / L’Amoroso, RV 271 Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici, Felix Ayo 2
2002 L'estro armonico Op. 3 (St. Petersburg Soloists feat. conductor: Michail Gantvarg) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 Six Flute Concertos, op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi; Judith Hall, Paul Barritt, Divertimenti 1
2002 Concertos pour violoncelle, Volume 2 (Ensemble Explorations, feat. conductor Roel Dieltiens) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 La Senna Festeggiante Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2002 Concerti e cantate da camera Vivaldi; Laura Polverelli, L'Astrée 1
2002 Gloria, Magnificat, Dixit Dominus (Choir of Kings College Cambridge and the Academy of Ancient Music) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 Vivaldi Gloria Antonio Vivaldi; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 1
2002 I Concerti di Dresda Antonio VivaldiFreiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz 1
2002 Farnace Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 Late Vivaldi Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 2
2002 Les 4 Saisons Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 L'Olimpiade Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2002 La notte - La tempesta di mare - Il gardellino (Sébastien Marq, Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi) Antonio Vivaldi, Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi & Sébastien Marq 1
2002 Cantate Italiane e Sonate Vivaldi; Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale, Fabio Biondi 1
2002 Concerti per flauto traversiere Antonio Vivaldi, Barthold Kuijken, Academia Montis Regalis 1
2002 Flute Concertos / Recorder Concertos Vivaldi; Janet See, Marion Verbruggen, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan 1
2002 Stabat Mater (Concerto Italiano feat. conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Concerti per mandolini / Concerti con molti strumenti (Europa Galante feat. violin: Fabio Biondi) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Concerti da camera Vivaldi; L'Astrée 1
2003 La Stravaganza Antonio Vivaldi; Rachel Podger, Arte dei Suonatori 3
2003 The Four Seasons / Violin Concertos (feat. violin: John Holloway, Piero Toso) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante 1
2003 Mottetti: RV 629, 631, 633, 623, 628, 630 (Academia Montis Regalis, director: Alessandro De Marchi, soprano: Anke Herrmann, mezzo-soprano: Laura Polverelli) Antonio Vivaldi 1

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