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
The Four Seasons / Symphonies for Strings Antonio Vivaldi; Budapest Strings, Béla Bánfalvi 1
The Four Seasons / Violin Concertos from "L'estro armonico" Antonio Vivaldi; Roberto Michelucci, I Musici 2
The Four Seasons etc. Vivaldi; Moscow Virtuosi, Vladimir Spivakov 1
The Four Seasons, op. 8 Vivaldi; Baroque Festival Orchestra, Alberto Lizzio, A. Permovansky 1
The Romantic Side of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Vivaldi Collection: Guitar Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
Venetian Splendour Antonio Vivaldi 1
Violin Concertos op 8 Nos.1-4 "The Four Seasons" (Jorg Faerber, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Vivaldi / Haydn / Boccherini Vivaldi, Haydn, Boccherini 1
Vivaldi En Buenos Aires Antonio Vivaldi 1
Vivaldi, I virtuosi di Roma Antonio Vivaldi 1
Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni / Pachelbel: Kanon / Albinoni: Adagio Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Albinoni; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger 1
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (Leopold Stokowski Conducting the New Philharmonia Orchestra) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Pachelbel: Canon in D / Albinoni: Adagio in G minor Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Albinoni; London Chamber Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green 1
Vivaldi: Trois concertos / Sinfonia / Corelli: Sarabande Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli 1
Vivaldi’s "Four Seasons" for Four Harps & Other Classics of Serenity & Relaxation Antonio Vivaldi; Venice Harp Quartet, Quatuor Enesco, Susan Tomes & Ulrich Zimmerman 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, Louis Auriacombe 1
1969 Le Quattro Stagioni Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, Henryk Szeryng 2
1972 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Kenneth Sillito, The Virtuosi of England, Arthur Davison 1
1982 5 Concertos Vivaldi; I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone 2
1983 Vivaldi Concertos Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 3
1985 The Complete Works for the Italian Lute of His Period Antonio Vivaldi; Jakob Lindberg 2
1985 Violin Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; I solisti delle settimane musicali internazionali di Napoli, Salvatore Accardo 1
1985 Vivaldi: Gloria in D major / Bach: Magnificat in E flat major Vivaldi, J. S. Bach; Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Simon Preston 1
1986 Albinoni: Adagio / Pachelbel: Kanon & Gigue / Corelli & Manfredini: Concerti grossi / Vivaldi: Concerti "Alla rustica" & "L'Amoroso" Albinoni, Pachelbel, Corelli, Manfredini, Vivaldi; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1987 Baroque Weekend Pachelbel, Albinoni, Handel, Vivaldi 1
1987 Greatest Hits Antonio Vivaldi 1
1988 Galakonzert in Venedig: Festliche Barockmusik von Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1988 Violin Concertos, op. 8 nos. 5 - 8 and 10 - 12 Vivaldi; Budapest Strings, Béla Bánfalvi 3
1988 Four Violin Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Monica Huggett, London Vivaldi Orchestra 1
1988 Geminiani: The Enchanted Forest / Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violins Francesco Geminiani; Antonio Vivaldi, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner 1
1988 Masters of Classical Music, Volume 7 Antonio Vivaldi 2
1988 The Four Seasons / Violin Concerto / Concerto Op. 6 No. 4 / Concerto a Cinque Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni 3
1988 The Four Seasons: Concerti (Budapest Strings / Karoly Botvay; Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum / Max Pommer) Antonio Vivaldi 5
1989 The Four Seasons & L'estro armonico, op. 3 concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Orchestre de Chambre Paul Kuentz, Monique Frasca-Colombier, Paul Kuentz 1
1989 Classic Collection: Hallelujah Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonín Dvořák, César Franck 1
1989 Le Quattro Stagioni / Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1989 Meditation, Volume 1 Albinoni, Vivaldi, Bach, Gluck, Mozart, Schumann, Handel, Liszt 1
1989 The Essential Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 2
1989 The Four Seasons and More Concertos Vivaldi, Corelli, Albinoni 1
1990 Famous Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Capella Istropolitana, Jaroslav Krček 2
1990 Wind and Brass Concerti Vivaldi; Capella Istropolitana, Jaroslav Krček 1
1990 Baroque Guitar Favourites Vivaldi, J.S. Bach; Gerald Garcia, Camerata Cassovia, Peter Breiner 2
1990 Choral Music Antonio Vivaldi / Jean-Baptiste Lully 1
1990 Greatest Hits Antonio Vivaldi 1
1990 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Purcell: Sonata for Trumpet and Strings / The Gordian Knot Unty'd / The Old Bachelor Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1
1991 Trompetenkonzerte Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann, Georg Friedrich Händel, Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn; Maurice André 1
1991 The Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 6 Concerti op. 12 Vivaldi; I Musici, Salvatore Accardo 1
1991 Apollo Classics: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Charpentier: Te Deum / Magnificat; Vivaldi: Gloria Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Antonio Vivaldi, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Sir Philip Ledger 1
1991 Prélude Baroque X: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Rendez-vous With Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 The Four Seasons / 4 Concertos, op. 8 Vivaldi; Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer, Monica Huggett 3
1991 The Four Seasons / Concerto 'del Ritico' Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ Antonio Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, José-Luis Garcia 1
1992 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Fantasia para un gentilhombre / Giuliani, Vivaldi: Guitar Concertos Rodrigo, Giuliani, Antonio; John Williams, Eugene Ormandy, Charles Groves 2
1992 Double Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage 1
1992 Albinoni / Marcello / Corelli / Vivaldi Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Alessandro Marcello, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi 2
1992 Italian Court Composers Albinoni, Corelli, Vivaldi, Torelli, Marcello, Monteverdi 1
1992 The Classical Collection 5: Vivaldi: Celebration of the Baroque Antonio Vivaldi 3
1992 The World of Vivaldi, The Four Seasons etc. Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Violin Concertos Bach, Vivaldi; Pinchas Zukerman, Kenneth Sillito 1
1992 Vivaldi Collection Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Vivaldi: Die vier Jahreszeiten / Corelli: Weihnachtskonzert Vivaldi, Corelli; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger 1
1992 Vivaldi: Magnificat / Händel: Dettinger Te Deum Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel; Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Wolfgang Gönnenwein 1
1993 The Art of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, Pražský komorní orchestr, Hans-Martin Linde 1
1993 The Four Seasons / Air on a G String / Entry of the Queen of Sheba Vivaldi; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo 1
1993 The Four Seasons / Flute Concerto Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, New Irish Chamber Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, James Galway 1
1993 The Magic of the Oboe: Greatest Concertos Albinoni, Bellini, Cimarosa, Vivaldi; Claudio Scimone, Jean-François Paillard 2
1993 The Very Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 3
1994 Greatest Hits Vivaldi 1
1994 Great Masters Series: Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
1994 Glorias / Dixit Dominus / Magnificat / Beatus Vir Antonio Vivaldi; St. John's College Choir, King’s College Choir, George Guest, Stephen Cleobury 1
1994 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Il giardino armonico 1
1994 Great Works for Cello and Orchestra Vivaldi, Boccherini, Tartini, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1994 Die Klassiksammlung 45: Vivaldi: Harmonische Kühnheit Antonio Vivaldi 3
1994 J.S. Bach: Magnificat / Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus / Nulla in mundo pax sincera Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi 1
1994 Sonatas: Blockflutes 4 Antonio Vivaldi; Walter van Hauwe, Bob van Asperen, Wouter Möller, Frans Robert Berkhout 1
1995 The Essential Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 The Four Seasons / Wind Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Takako Nishizaki, Capella Istropolitana, Failoni Chamber Orchestra (Budapest) 1
1995 Concerti "con molti istromenti" Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
1995 Die Klassiksammlung 68: Vivaldi: Instrumentalkonzerte des Barock Antonio Vivaldi 3
1995 Klassik zum Kuscheln: Seasonal Romance Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 The Classical Collection 84: Vivaldi: Baroque Masterworks Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 The Vivaldi Experience Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Complete Flute Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Severino Gazzelloni, I Musici 1
1996 Zauber der Lagune Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici 1
1996 Concertos grossos Nos. 8 & 10 / Concerto para arco e cêmbalo / Sinfonia em dó maior Antonio Vivaldi; I Solisti di Zagreb 1
1996 Die Klassiksammlung 83: Vivaldi: Kunst des Barock Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Gloria / Nisi Dominus / Credo Vivaldi; Michel Corboz 1
1996 O melhor da música barroca Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Geminiani 1
1996 The Four Seasons / Concerto for Flute and Orchestra / Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 Concerti per flautino e flauto dolce Don Antonio Vivaldi; Dan Laurin, Bach Collegium Japan 1
1997 The Best of Vivaldi (1678-1741) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; New London Consort, Philip Pickett, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1997 Baroque Masterpieces including The Four Seasons Vivaldi 2
1997 Best of Vivaldi (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Martin Sieghart) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 Famous Flute Concerti Vivaldi; Capella Istropolitana, City of London Sinfonia, Jaroslav Krček, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1997 Stabat Mater / Nisi Dominus / In Furore / O Qui Coeli Antonio Vivaldi; Michel Corboz 1

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