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
2003 Farnace: Arie Favorite (Le Concert des Nations feat. conductor: Jordi Savall) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Bernardino Molinari 1
2003 Best Of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Sacred Music, Volume 9 Antonio Vivaldi; The King's Consort, Robert King 1
2003 Sonates pour violoncelle & basse continue Antonio Vivaldi; Les Basses Réunies, Bruno Cocset 3
2003 Vivaldi Vivaldi; Nigel Kennedy, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
2003 Complete Bassoon Concertos, Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi; Tamás Benkócs, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos 1
2003 Sonate da Camera Antonio Vivaldi, L'Astrée 1
2003 La Viola da gamba in Concerto Antonio Vivaldi; Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall 1
2003 "Manchester" Sonatas Vivaldi; Romanesca, Andrew Manze, Nigel North, John Toll 1
2003 Five Concertos for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi; Valery Popov, Minsk Chamber Orchestra, Valery Poliansky 1
2003 Las cuatro estaciones, op. 8 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Le Quattro Stagioni (Concerto Italiano feat. conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Rendezvouz of Angels: Flute Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Slovenský komorný orchester Bohdana Warchala, Bohdan Warchal 1
2003 The Virtuoso Flute (I Solisti di Zagreb feat. conductor: Antonio Janigro, flute: Julius Baker) Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi 1
2003 Vespri Solenni per la Festa dell'Assunzione di Maria Vergine (Concerto Italiano feat. conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 Sacred Music, Volume 10 Antonio Vivaldi; Choir of the King's Consort, The King's Consort, Robert King 1
2004 The Four Seasons (American Baroque) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi, Gonzalo X. Ruiz; American Baroque 1
2004 Vivaldi’s Cello Antonio Vivaldi; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Yo‐Yo Ma, Ton Koopman 4
2004 Concerti italiani Bach, Vivaldi, Marcello, Marcello; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2004 Flute Concertos, op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 Orlando finto pazzo (Academia Montis Regalis, director: Alessandro de Marchi) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 Flute Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici, Severino Gazzelloni 1
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 Complete Works for the Italian Lute Antonio Vivaldi; Jakob Lindberg, Nils-Erik Sparf, Monica Huggett, Drottningholms Barockensemble 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 Six Violin Sonatas, op. 2 nos. 1-6 Vivaldi; Elizabeth Wallfisch, Richard Tunnicliffe, Malcolm Proud 2
2004 The Four Seasons / Concerto RV 569 / Double Horn Concerto RV 539 Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 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 Six Violin Concertos for Anna Maria Antonio Vivaldi; L'Arte dell'Arco, Federico Guglielmo 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 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 Vivaldi; Nicola Ulivieri, Karina Gauvin, Ann Hallenberg, Marijana Mijanovic, Debora Beronesi, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 1

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