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
1996 Concerti con Molti Strumenti: Chalumeaux & clarinettes intégrale 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 Antonio Vivaldi & Slovak Chamber Orchestra 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 Vivaldi; I Virtuosi di Roma, Renato Fasano 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
1996 The Royal Philharmonic Collection: Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Bach Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Bach; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jonathan Carney 3
1997 Cello Concertos, Volume 4 Antonio Vivaldi; Ofra Harnoy, Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Paul Robinson 1
1997 Concerti per le Solennità Antonio Vivaldi; Giuliano Carmignola, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca 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 Famous Concerti for Two Trumpets, Oboe, Violins, Cello, Mandolins Antonio Vivaldi 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 Bassoon Concertos, Volume Five Antonio Vivaldi; Daniel Smith, Zagreb Soloists, Tonko Ninić 1
1997 Bassoon Concertos, Volume Four Antonio Vivaldi; Daniel Smith, Zagreb Soloists, Tonko Ninić 1
1997 Bassoon Concertos, Volume Three Antonio Vivaldi; Daniel Smith, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger, Zagreb Soloists, Tonko Ninić 1
1997 Concerti Vivaldi; Florilegium, Pieter Wispelwey 1
1997 Concerti con Molti Strumenti: Violons, flûtes, hautbois, basson Antonio Vivaldi; Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi 2
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 Vivaldi for Diverse Instruments Antonio Vivaldi; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan 1
1997 Vivaldi: Gloria / J.S. Bach: Magnificat Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach 3 1
1998 Wind Concertos Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 1
1998 Vivaldi Per Archi: Concertos pour cordes Antonio Vivaldi; Angèle Dubeau, La Pietà 1
1998 Juditha Triumphans Vivaldi; Ann Murray, María Cristina Kiehr, Susan Bickley, Sarah Connolly, Jean Rigby, The Choir of the King's Consort, The King's Consort, Robert King 1
1998 Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Ensemble instrumental La Follia 1
1998 Concertos pour violoncelle, Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi; Ensemble Explorations, Roel Dieltiens 1
1998 Cztery Pory Roku Antonio Vivaldi 1
1998 Flute Concerti, Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi; Béla Drahos, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia 1
1999 Dresden Concerti, Vol. 4 Vivaldi; Cristiano Rossi, Accademia I Filarmonici, Alberto Martini 1
1999 Sacred Music, Volume 5 Antonio Vivaldi; The King's Consort, Robert King 1
1999 La stravaganza, Volume 1 Vivaldi; Andrew Watkinson, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1999 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Virtuosi di Kuhmo, Pekka Kuusisto 1
1999 Cello Concerti, Volume 2: RV 400, 401, 408, 412, 422, 531 Vivaldi; Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1999 L’estro armonico Antonio Vivaldi; Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi 1
1999 Le quattro stagioni Vivaldi; Anne-Sophie Mutter, TrondheimSolistene 4
1999 The Vivaldi Album Antonio Vivaldi; Cecilia Bartoli, Il giardino armonico 2
1999 BBC Music, Volume 8, Number 4: Handel: Dixit Dominus / Vivaldi: Gloria Händel, Vivaldi; Swiss Radio Chorus of Lugano, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis, 1
1999 7 Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Camerata Bern, Thomas Füri 1
1999 Concertos pour mandolines / Concertos pour violon Antonio Vivaldi; I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone 1
1999 Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; London Symphony Orchestra 1
1999 Le Cantate, Parte terza Antonio Vivaldi; Nicki Kennedy, Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli 1
1999 String Concertos, Volume 1 Vivaldi; Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage 1
1999 Vivaldi - Les quatre saisons Antonio Vivaldi 2

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