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 was 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 over 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 Rating Releases
2012 Saltarello Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Kaija Saariaho, John Dowland; Garth Knox, 1
2012 L'Oracolo in Messenia Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 Orlando 1714 (Modo Antiquo feat. director: Federico Maria Sardelli) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 Concerti per fagotto III Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 Concerti per violino, Volume 4: "L'imperatore" Vivaldi; Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro 1
2012 Estro Armonico - Libro Secondo Antonio Vivaldi & Café Zimmermann 1
2012 Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 / Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus RV 807 / Vivaldi: In furore iustissimae, RV 626 Handel, Vivaldi; La Nuova Musica, Lucy Crowe, David Bates 1
2012 La Cetra Antonio Vivaldi; Holland Baroque Society, Rachel Podger 1
2012 New Discoveries II Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 Sonate da camera a tre, opus 1 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Forma Antiqva 1
2013 Concerto a due organi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Concerti per violino, Volume 5: "Per Pisendel" Vivaldi; Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d'Oro 1
2013 Catone in Utica (Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Il progetto Vivaldi, Volume 3 Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Andrea Zani, Fortunato Chelleri; Sol Gabetta, Cappella Gabetta, Andrés Gabetta 1
2013 Concerti per due violini e archi I Vivaldi; Riccardo Minasi, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo d'Oro 2
2013 Concerti per archi II Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Vivaldi con moto Vivaldi; Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone, Giuliano Carmignola 1
3 Cello Concertos & Sonatas (feat. cello: Christophe Coin, feat harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood) Antonio Vivaldi 1
3 Concertos Bach, Vivaldi; Gidon Kremer, Heinz Holliger, Academy of St Martin in the Fields 1
5 Concerti Per Oboe / Concerto Per Oboe & Fagotto RV 545 Vivaldi; I Musici, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Thunemann 1
6 Flute Concertos, Op. 10 (I Musici feat. Aurèle Nicolet) Antonio Vivaldi 1
6 Flute Concertos, Op. 10 (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra feat. Patrick Gallois) Antonio Vivaldi 1
7 Concerti Antonio Vivaldi 1
Antonio Vivaldi - L'Estro Armonico op. 3 - 4 Concertos for Wind Instruments of 7 Antonio Vivaldi 1
Antonio Vivaldi: Sacred Music (feat. conductor: Michel Corboz) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-3 Johann Sebastian Bach \ Antonio Vivaldi \ Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar; Brandenburg Collegium Orchestra, Anthony Newman 1
Baroque Violin Concertos Bach, Vivaldi 1
Bassoon Concertos, Volume 6 (Zagreb Soloists, Tonko Ninic) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Brabec Stivin Hudecek plays Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
Brandenburgisches Konzert 4 - 6 Johann Sebastian Bach \ Antonio Vivaldi; Brandenburg Collegium Orchestra, Anthony Newman 1
Cello Concertos (Slovak Chamber Orchestra, regente Bohdan Warchal, Juraj Alexander - Cello (1-15), Jozef Podhoransky - Cello (16-18)) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Cello Concertos (Toronto Chambers Orchestra feat. conductor: Paul Robinson, cello: Ofra Harnoy, bassoon: James McKay) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Cello Concertos, Volume 2 Vivaldi; Ofra Harnoy 1
Classical Masterpieces Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concerti Vivaldi; Florilegium, Pieter Wispelwey 1
Concerti “La Stravaganza” op. 4 Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Simon Standage 1
Concerti di "L'Amoroso" Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
Concerti e Cantate (Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concerti per archi Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concerti per fagotto e oboe (Azzolini, Westermann, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concerti per Flauto, Archi e Cembalo, op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi; Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Brüggen 2
Concerti per viola d'amore (I Solisti Veneti feat. conductor: Claudio Scimone, viola d'amore: Nane Calabrese) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concerto for Oboe in a Minor / Concerto for Bassoon in E Minor / Concerto for Flute in C Minor / Concerto for Flute in D Vivaldi; I Musici 1
Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concertos and Symphonies for Strings, Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concertos for Strings (Tafelmusik feat. director: Jeanne Lamon, cello: Anner Bylsma) Antonio Vivaldi 1
De fire årstider Antonio Vivaldi; Kim Sjøgren, Little Mermaid Orchestra 1
Die vier Jahreszeiten [The Four Seasons, Op.8 Nos. 1-4] (Musici di San Marco feat. Conductor: Alberto Lizzio) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Double Concertos (I Musici) Antonio Vivaldi 1

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