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
2004 Concertos for the Emperor (The English Concert feat. conductor: Andrew Manze) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 Concerti e cantate da camera II Vivaldi; Gemma Bertagnolli, L'Astrée, Giorgio Tabacco 1
2004 Vivaldi II Vivaldi; Nigel Kennedy, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
2004 La Cetra, 12 Violin Concertos, Op.9 (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 Orlando Furioso (Ensemble Matheus feat. conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi) Antonio Vivaldi 5 1
2004 The Four Seasons / Concerto RV 569 / Double Horn Concerto RV 539 (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields feat. conductor: Sir Neville Marriner) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 Complete Bassoon Concertos, Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi; Tamás Benkócs, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos 1
2005 Concerti per vari strumenti Vivaldi; Zefiro, Alfredo Bernardini 1
2005 Bajazet (Europa Galante feat. conductor: Fabio Biondi) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 Virtuoso Cantatas Vivaldi; Philippe Jaroussky, Ensemble Artaserse 1
2005 Shades of Red: Concertos & Sonatas for Recorder & Strings Antonio Vivaldi; REBEL, Jörg-Michael Schwarz, Matthias Maute 1
2005 Concerti e cantate da camera III Vivaldi; Laura Polverelli, L'Astrée, Giorgio Tabacco 1
2005 Six Violin Concertos for Anna Maria Antonio Vivaldi; L'Arte dell'Arco, Federico Guglielmo 1
2005 Arie d'Opera (Modo Antiquo, director: Federico Maria Sardelli) Antonio Vivaldi, Sandrine Piau, Ann Hallenberg, Paul Agnew, Guillemette Laurens & Modo Antiquo 1
2005 5 Violin Concertos Vivaldi; Viktoria Mullova, Il giardino armonico, Giovanni Antonini 1
2005 Concertos for various instruments, Volume 2 (Europa Galante feat. conductor: Fabio Biondi) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 The Very Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 The New Millennium Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Gilles Colliard 1
2005 Coleção Folha de música clássica, volume 14: Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Bach Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2005 Atenaide (Modo Antiquo, feat. conductor: Frederico Maria Sardelli, singers: Piau, Genaux, Laurens, Basso, Stutzmann, Agnew, Ferrari) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 Los clásicos de la Ópera, No. 13: Tito Manlio (Modo Antiquo feat. conductor: Federico Maria Sardelli) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 Passion Classique (disc 24): Les quatre saisons / Concertos pour violon et orchestre / Concerto pour flûte et orchestre Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 Tito Manlio (Accademia Bizantina, director: Ottavio Dantone) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 Vivaldi: Arsilda, Regina di Ponto (Federico Maria Sardelli) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Concerti per violino I 'La caccia' Vivaldi; Academia Montis Regalis, Enrico Onofri 1
2006 In furore, Laudate pueri e concerti sacri Antonio Vivaldi, Sandrine Piau, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 1
2006 Vivaldi Dixit Dominus Antonio Vivaldi & Baldassare Galuppi 1
2006 Concertos for Violin, Strings and Continuo (Venice Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor: Andrea Marcon, violin: Giuliano Carmignola) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Complete Bassoon Concertos, Volume 3 Antonio Vivaldi; Tamás Benkócs, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos 1
2006 Arie per basso (Concerto Italiano feat. conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini, bass: Lorenzo Regazzo) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Cello Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Jonathan Cohen, The King's Consort, Robert King 1
2006 Concertos and Sinfonias for Strings (Venice Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor: Andrea Marcon) Antonio Vivaldi 2
2006 Classical Touch: The Four Seasons / String & Flute Concertos / Strings & Orchestral Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Concerti per violino II "Di sfida" Antonio Vivaldi; Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli, Anton Steck 1
2006 Flute Concertos Vivaldi; Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, Emmanuel Pahud 1
2006 Griselda (Ensemble Matheus feat. conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Magnificat Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Hayes; Emma Kirkby, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker 1
2006 Meisterwerke/Masterworks Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Sonate a violino, e basso per il cembalo, Op. 2 (Ensemble Aurora feat. violin: Enrico Gatti) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 Cello Concertos Vivaldi, Tartini, Boccherini; Mstislav Rostropovich, Collegium Musicum Zürich, Paul Sacher 2
2007 Musica per mandolino e liuto (Rolf Lislevand) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 Amor sacro: Vivaldi mottetti (Venice Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor: Andrea Marcon, soprano: Simone Kermes) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 Complete Bassoon Concertos, Volume 4 Antonio Vivaldi; Tamás Benkócs, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos 1
2007 Concerti per violoncello I Vivaldi; Il giardino armonico, Giovanni Antonini, Christophe Coin 1
2007 The Four Seasons (Stradivarius Chamber Orchestra feat. violin: Ruggiero Ricci) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 Il progetto Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; Sol Gabetta, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca 1
2007 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
2007 Violin Concertos Vivaldi; Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Yehudi Menuhin 1
2007 Concerti per tanti violini obligati, Op. 3 "l'estro armonico" (Ensemble 415 feat. conductor: Chiara Banchini) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 6 Concerti, op. 12 Antonio Vivaldi; I Solisti Italiani 1

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