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
2009 Concerti per oboe, archi e continuo, Vol. III Antonio Vivaldi; Paolo Grazia, Ensemble Respighi 1
2009 Concerti per strumenti a fiato, Volume 2: Concerti per oboe (RV 447, 450, 451, 457, 455, 453, 463) Vivaldi; Alfredo Bernardini, Zefiro 1
2009 La Follia / Violin Sonatas Vivaldi; Imaginarium Ensemble, Enrico Onofri 1
2009 The Four Seasons (piano: Jeffrey Biegel) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 The French Connection: Concertos for Flute, Violin, Bassoon & Strings Antonio Vivaldi; La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler, Katy Bircher, Peter Whelan 1
2009 Vivaldi! Antonio Vivaldi; Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi 1
2010 Armida al campo d'Egitto (Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini) Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2010 Rebel: 4 Elements / Vivaldi: 4 Seasons Jean-Féry Rebel, Antonio Vivaldi; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin 1
2010 Arie per Tenore (Topi Lehtipuu, I Barocchisti) Antonio Vivaldi, Topi Lehtipuu, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis 1
2010 Pergolesi: Stabat Mater / Pergolesi: Salve Regina / Vivaldi: Stabat Mater Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Antonio Vivaldi 1
2010 Ottone in Villa (Il Giardino Armonico; director: Giovanni Antonini) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2010 4 Seasons of Love Antonio Vivaldi; Il Tempio Armonico 1
2010 Concerti `con organo obbligato' Antonio Vivaldi 1
2010 Farnace (I Barocchisti feat. conductor: Diego Fasolis) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2010 Le Passioni dell'Uomo: Violin Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; La magnifica comunità, Enrico Casazza 1
2010 Oboe Concertos Vivaldi; New Brandenburg Collegium, Anthony Newman 1
2010 Vivaldi & Friends: La Folia (Madness) & Other Concertos Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, René Duchiffre; Apollo's Fire, Jeannette Sorrell 1
2011 Sonata a Tre (Accademia del Ricercare) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2011 Prima donna Antonio Vivaldi 1
2011 The Four Seasons / La tempesta di mare / Il piacere Antonio Vivaldi; Sejong, Cho-Liang Lin, Anthony Newman 1
2011 La Stravaganza Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante 1
2011 Concerti per fagotto II (Sergio Azzolini, L'Aura Soave Cremona) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2011 Cello Concertos Vivaldi; Jean-Guihen Queyras, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin 1
2011 Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, op. 8 Antonio Vivaldi; The Avison Ensemble, Pavlo Beznosiuk 1
2011 Teuzzone (Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall) Antonio Vivaldi, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall 1
2011 Concertos for Strings Antonio Vivaldi; Arte dei Suonatori 2
2011 Concerti per archi Antonio Vivaldi; Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi 1
2011 Sacred Works for Soprano and Concertos Vivaldi; Florilegium 2
2011 Sonate di Dresda Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Maurizio Naddeo, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2011 Vespro a San Marco Antonio Vivaldi, Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Les Agrémens, Leonardo García-Alarcón 1
2011 Violin Concertos, op.6 Vivaldi; Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte dell'Arco 1
2011 Vivaldi by Biondi Antonio Vivaldi; Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi 1
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 Il Progetto Vivaldi 2 Antonio Vivaldi, Leonardo Leo, Giovanni Benedetto Platti; Sol Gabetta, Cappella Gabetta, Andrés Gabetta 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 Vivaldi; L'Estravagante 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 Vivaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1

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