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
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 Concerti con molti strumenti, Vol. 2 Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante 1
2005 The Very Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 The New Millennium Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Gilles Colliard, Quatuor Barbaroque 1
2005 Coleção Folha de música clássica, volume 14: Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Bach Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2005 Arsilda Antonio Vivaldi; Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli 1
2005 Atenaide Vivaldi; Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli, Sandrine Piau, Vivica Genaux, Guillemette Laurens, Romina Basso, Nathalie Stutzmann, Paul Agnew, Stefano Ferrari 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
2005 Tito Manlio Antonio Vivaldi; Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli 1
2005 Twelve Concertos for Violin and Strings, op. 8 (Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione) Vivaldi; Louis Kaufman, Concert Hall Chamber Orchestra, Henry Swoboda, The Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Clemens Dahinden 1
2006 Concerti per violino I 'La caccia' Vivaldi; Academia Montis Regalis, Enrico Onofri 1
2006 In furore, Laudate pueri e concerti sacri Antonio Vivaldi; Sandrine Piau, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone 1
2006 Vivaldi Dixit Dominus Antonio Vivaldi & Baldassare Galuppi 1
2006 Concertos for Violin, Strings and Continuo Antonio Vivaldi; Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 1
2006 Complete Bassoon Concertos, Volume 3 Antonio Vivaldi; Tamás Benkócs, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos 1
2006 Arie per basso Vivaldi; Lorenzo Regazzo, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2006 Cello Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Jonathan Cohen, The King's Consort, Robert King 1
2006 Concertos and Sinfonias for Strings Antonio Vivaldi; Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 2
2006 Classical Touch: The Four Seasons / String & Flute Concertos / Strings & Orchestral Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Concerto Rustico Vivaldi; Academia Montis Regalis, Alessandro De Marchi 1
2006 Vivaldi: Gloria in D major / Bach: Magnificat in D major Vivaldi, Bach; Lynda Russell, Gillian Fisher, Alison Browner, Ian Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers 1
2006 Complete Cello Sonatas Antonio Vivaldi; Ophélie Gaillard, Pulcinella 1
2006 Concerti and Concerti Grossi Handel, JS Bach, Vivaldi; Academy of Ancient Music 1
2006 Concerti per violino II "Di sfida" Antonio Vivaldi; Modo Antiquo, Federico Maria Sardelli, Anton Steck 1
2006 Flute Concertos Vivaldi; Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, Emmanuel Pahud 1
2006 Griselda Vivaldi; Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi 1
2006 Magnificat Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Hayes; Emma Kirkby, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker 1
2006 Meisterwerke/Masterworks Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Sonate a violino, e basso per il cembalo, op. 2 Antonio Vivaldi; Enrico Gatti, Ensemble Aurora 1
2007 Cello Concertos Vivaldi, Tartini, Boccherini; Mstislav Rostropovich, Collegium Musicum Zürich, Paul Sacher 2
2007 Heroes Vivaldi; Philippe Jaroussky, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus 1
2007 Musica per mandolino e liuto Antonio Vivaldi; Rolf Lislevand 1
2007 Amor sacro: Vivaldi mottetti Vivaldi; Simone Kermes, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 1
2007 Complete Bassoon Concertos, Volume 4 Antonio Vivaldi; Tamás Benkócs, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos 1
2007 Concerti per violoncello I Vivaldi; Il giardino armonico, Giovanni Antonini, Christophe Coin 1
2007 The Four Seasons Vivaldi 1
2007 Il progetto Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; Sol Gabetta, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca 1
2007 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Sarah Chang, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
2007 Violin Concertos Vivaldi; Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Yehudi Menuhin 1
2007 Concerti a quattro violini / L’estro armonico Antonio Vivaldi; Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini 1
2007 6 Concerti, op. 12 Antonio Vivaldi; I Solisti Italiani 1
2007 Italian Baroque Oboe Concerti Vivaldi, Albinoni, Scarlatti; Hansjörg Schellenberger, I Solisti Italiani 1
2007 Cello Sonatas (complete) Vivaldi; Jaap ter Linden, Lars Ulrik Mortensen 1
2007 Concerti con molti strumenti Vivaldi; Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi 1
2007 Double Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin 1
2007 L'Estro Armonico Antonio Vivaldi; Elizabeth Wallfisch, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon 1

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