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
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 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi 1
1999 Vivaldi - Les quatre saisons Antonio Vivaldi 2
1999 World's Greatest Masterpieces: Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1741) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2000 Concerti della Natura Antonio Vivaldi; Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Giuliano Carmignola 1
2000 Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 Antonio Vivaldi; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos 1
2000 Eight Seasons Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzolla; Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra 1
2000 The Four Seasons (Chinese Baroque Players) Antonio Vivaldi; Chinese Baroque Players 1
2000 12 sonatas for Violin and Continuo, op.2 Antonio Vivaldi; Walter Reiter, Cordaria 1
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 2
2000 Gloria / Concerti / Magnificat Antonio Vivaldi; Akadêmia, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 2
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 Sacred Music, Volume 6 Antonio Vivaldi; The King's Consort, Robert King 1
2000 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Toronto Camerata, Kevin Mallon, Lu Si-qing 3
2000 Concerti RV 129, 130, 169, 202, 517, 761 Antonio Vivaldi; Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi 2
2000 Die vier Jahreszeiten: Vivaldi 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 Antonio Vivaldi; Andrew Watkinson, City of London Sinfonia, Nicholas Kraemer 1
2000 La tempesta di mare, Concerti con titoli Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante 2
2000 Sonatas for Violoncello Antonio Vivaldi; Anner Bylsma 2
2000 Stabat Mater Antonio Vivaldi; Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 2
2000 The Baroque Flute Antonio Vivaldi 1
2001 Four Seasons / Storm at Sea / Pleasure Antonio Vivaldi; Massimo Quarta, Constantine Orbelian, Moscow Chamber Orchestra 1
2001 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Kyung Wha Chung, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble 1
2001 Sacred Pieces Vivaldi, Verdi; Ernst-Senff-Chor, Berliner Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
2001 Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione, Nos. 1-6 Antonio Vivaldi; Stefano Montanari, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 3
2001 Il Cimento dell'Armonia e dell'Inventione, Nos. 7-12 Antonio Vivaldi; Stefano Montanari, Paolo Grazzi, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 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 Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante 2
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, Fonè Ensemble 1
2001 Mandolin Concertos Vivaldi, Hummel; Vyacheslav Kruglov, Northern Crown Soloists Ensemble 1
2001 Otto Sauter: World of Baroque, Volume 3 (Transcriptions for Trumpet an Organ) Otto Sauter; Vivaldi, Telemann, Händel, Scarlatti, Valentino, Corelli 1
2001 Settecento Veneziano Galuppi, Albinoni, Platti, Vivaldi; Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 1
2001 String Concertos, Volume 2 Vivaldi; Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage 1
2001 The Four Seasons / L’Amoroso, RV 271 Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici, Felix Ayo 2
2002 L'estro armonico Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 Six Flute Concertos, op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi; Judith Hall, Paul Barritt, Divertimenti 1
2002 Concerti per flauto traversiere Antonio Vivaldi; Barthold Kuijken, Academia Montis Regalis 2
2002 Concertos pour violoncelle, Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi; Roel Dieltiens, Christine Busch, Ensemble Explorations 1

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