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
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 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 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
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 Antonio Vivaldi; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury 1
2002 Vivaldi Gloria Antonio Vivaldi; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge 1
2002 I Concerti di Dresda Antonio Vivaldi; Freiburger 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 Antonio Vivaldi; Sébastien Marq, Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi 1
2002 Cantate Italiane e Sonate Vivaldi; Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale, Fabio Biondi 1
2002 Flute Concertos / Recorder Concertos Vivaldi; Janet See, Marion Verbruggen, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan 1
2002 Sinfonie dai Drammi per Musica Vivaldi; Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli 2
2002 Stabat Mater Antonio Vivaldi; Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 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 2
2003 Mottetti: RV 629, 631, 633, 623, 628, 630 Antonio Vivaldi; Anke Herrmann, Laura Polverelli, Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro De Marchi 1
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 Cello Concertos Vivaldi; Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca 1
2003 Five Concertos for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi; Valery Popov, Minsk Chamber Orchestra, Valery Poliansky 1
2003 L’estro armonico, op. 3, Volume I: Concertos nos. 1-6 Antonio Vivaldi; Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 1
2003 L’estro armonico, op. 3, Volume II: Concertos nos. 7-12 Antonio Vivaldi; Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 1
2003 La Cetra, op. 9 Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici 1
2003 Las cuatro estaciones, op. 8 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1

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