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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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Brandenburg Concertos (Complete) / Selected Works by Vivaldi and Ernst Bach, Vivaldi, Ernst; The Brandenburg Collegium, Anthony Newman 1
1997 The Four Seasons / The Storm at Sea / The Hunt Vivaldi; Yehudi Menuhin 3
1997 The Four Seasons and Other Great Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 30: Mozart: Concerto no. 4 / Beethoven: Trio, op. 1 no. 1 / Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Cello Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi; Heifetz, Piatigorsky, Lateiner, Sargent 1
1997 Vivaldi Edition, Volume 1 Vivaldi; I Musici, Felix Ayo, Pina Carmirelli, Roberto Michelucci, Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino, Rohan de Saram, Franco Gulli, Sylvie Gazeau 1
1997 Vivaldi Edition, Volume 2 Vivaldi; I Musici, Salvatore Accardo, Heinz Holliger, Felix Ayo, Severino Gazzelloni 1
1998 Bernstein Century: Bach: Piano Concerto BWV1052 / Violin Concerto BWV1042 / Concerto for Oboe and Violin BWV1060 / Vivaldi: Piccolo Concerto Bach, Vivaldi; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Isaac Stern, Harold Gomberg, William Heim 1
1998 The Four Seasons / Concerto for Diverse Instruments / Oboe Concerto / Flute Concerto Vivaldi; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, John Corigliano, Harold Gomberg, John Wummer 1
1998 Vivaldi Edition: Sacred Music Vivaldi; Vittorio Negri 1
1998 Adagios Antonio Vivaldi 1
1998 Baroque Music: Antonio Vivaldi (Hamburg Chamber Orchestra, Hans Jürgen Walther) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1998 Concertos, Volume 3 Antonio Vivaldi; Musici di San Marco, I Solisti di Zagreb, Alberto Lizzio 1
1998 Le quattro stagioni Op. 8, Nos. 1-4 / Water Music, Suite No.1 Antonio Vivaldi / Georg Friedrich Händel 1
1998 The Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1998 The Quartetto Italiano Plays Vitali, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Boccherini & Cambini Vitali, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Boccherini, Cambini; Quartetto Italiano 1
1999 25 Vivaldi Favorites Antonio Vivaldi 1
1999 Bach: Concertos for violin in A minor and E major, Concerto for two violins / Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins No. 8 Bach, Vivaldi; David Oistrakh, Wiener Symphoniker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Eugene Goossens 1
2000 Haydn: Nelson Mass / Vivaldi: Gloria / Handel: Zadok the Priest Haydn, Vivaldi, Handel; King’s College Choir, Willcocks 2
2000 Four Seasons / Concerti “con molti istromenti” / Gloria Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
2000 Guitar Concertos Vivaldi; Los Romeros, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown 1
2000 Harmonic Inspirations - L'estro armonico Antonio Vivaldi; Süddeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim 1
2000 Great Conductors: Toscanini J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Handel; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Mischa Mischakoff 1
2000 Le quattro stagioni (+3 wind concertos) Vivaldi; Alan Loveday, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner 2
2001 Italian Baroque Concertos Vivaldi, Corelli, Scarlatti, Geminiani, Handel, Castrucci; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 1
2001 Concertos (The English Concert feat. conductor: Trevor Pinnock) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2001 Violin Concertos From "L'estro Armonico", Op. 3 Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Alan Loveday, Iona Brown, Carmel Kaine, Roy Gillard 2
2001 Cello Concertos Haydn, Vivaldi; Lynn Harrell 2
2001 The Four Seasons / Violin Concertos Vivaldi; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman 2
2001 Concerti Grossi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2001 The Masterworks Antonio Vivaldi 3
2002 Chill with Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Locatelli: Concertos in F major and D major Vivaldi, Locatelli; Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 1
2003 Karajan Conducts Vivaldi & Bach Vivaldi, Bach; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2003 Best Of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 The Four Seasons / La Stravaganza / La Cetra / 8 Wind Concertos Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
2003 The Ultimate Four Seasons: Vivaldi's Greatest Hit Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Violin Concertos Vivaldi; Yehudi Menuhin 1
2004 The Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 Vivaldi Operas Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 The Four Seasons etc. Vivaldi; Moscow Virtuosi, Vladimir Spivakov 4
2004 The Concerto Collection Antonio Vivaldi 1
2004 Concerti Per Archi Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
2004 The Four Seasons / Concerto Grosso Antonio Vivaldi; Florin Paul, Hamburg Soloists & Emil Klein 1
2004 Vivaldi / Galuppi: Salve Regina / Motets Vivaldi, Galuppi; Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale 1
2005 The Complete Sacred Music Antonio Vivaldi; Choir of the King's Consort, The King's Consort, Robert King 1
2005 Complete Cello Concertos Vivaldi; Ofra Harnoy, Toronto Chamber Orchestra 1
2005 The Four Seasons and Other Favorite Concertos - HMV Classics Antonio Vivaldi 1
2005 Vivaldi Selection Vivaldi; Musici di San Marco, Alberto Lizzio 1
2006 Bach / Telemann / Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi; Han de Vries 1
2006 DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 09: Nigel Kennedy spielt Vivaldi und Mendelssohn Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn; Nigel Kennedy 1
2006 Vivaldi, il furioso ! Antonio Vivaldi 1
2006 Vivaldi: Zeit für Entspannung Vivaldi 1
2007 Concertos and Sonatas, opp. 1-12 Antonio Vivaldi; I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone 1
2007 Ultimate Vivaldi: The Essential Masterpieces Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 25 Greatest Works - Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2007 Concerti per viola d'amore Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante 1
2007 Five Violin Concertos Vivaldi; Polish Chamber Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Yehudi Menuhin 1
2007 Best Vivaldi 100 Antonio Vivaldi 2
2007 Improvisata: Sinfonie con titoli Vivaldi, Sammartini, Boccherini, Monza, Demachi; Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi 1
2007 Le quattro stagioni Vivaldi; Giuliano Carmignola, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca 1
2007 Les chefs-d'œuvre de Vivaldi (Masterworks) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2008 Les quatre saisons & Autres Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Gli Incogniti, Amandine Beyer 2
2008 Nisi Dominus (RV 608) / Dixit Dominus (RV 594) / Stabat Mater (RV 621) Antonio Vivaldi; English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Coro Gulbenkian, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Michel Corboz 1
2008 Violin Concertos & String Symphonies, Volume 1 Vivaldi; Shlomo Mintz, Israel Chamber Orchestra 1
2008 The World's Greatest Composers: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2008 La Folie Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2008 Mstislav Rostropovich Plays Cello Works by… Bach, Dvořák, Handel, Jolivet, Landowski, Prokofiev, Saint‐Saëns, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi; Mstislav Rostropovich 1
2009 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 4: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Classical Favorites "Vivaldi", Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Classical Favorites "Vivaldi", Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Le Quattro Stagioni (I Musici, violin: Felix Ayo) Antonio Vivaldi 1
2009 Oboe Concertos Albinoni, Marcello, Vivaldi 1
2009 Violin Concertos, Volume 2 Vivaldi; Shlomo Mintz, Israel Chamber Orchestra 1
2011 The Seasons / 4 Double Concertos Vivaldi; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Anshel Brusilow, Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh 1
2011 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Gidon Kremer, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
2011 Vivaldi - 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces: Rise of the Masters Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 Concertos and Sonatas Vivaldi; I solisti di Milano 1
2012 Great Violin Concertos Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruch, Vieuxtemps, Brahms, Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Lalo, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Elgar, Wieniawski, Dvořák, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Prokofiev 1
2013 Wind & String Concertos Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
2013 Big Vivaldi Box Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Vivaldi Operas Vol. 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
2013 Music for Strings Hindemith, Prokofiev, Bartók, Vivaldi; Neville Marriner, Rudolf Barshai 1
2014 The Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album Antonio Vivaldi; Anne Akiko Meyers 2
50 Classical Highlights Antonio Vivaldi 1
Armonia di Flauti Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi; Flanders Recorder Quartet 1
Baby Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classic Master: Concertos (Orquestra de Câmara Eslovaca feat. conductor: Bohdan Warchal) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classic Voyage Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classical Bytes Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classique Perfection Antonio Vivaldi 1
Favourite Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
Flute Concertos, Oboe Concerto, Bassoon Concerto Antonio Vivaldi 1
Greatest Composers: Antonio Vivaldi, 1678-1741 Antonio Vivaldi 1
Guitar Concertos Vivaldi, Giuliani, Haydn, Carulli 1
Isaac Stern & Jean-Pierre Rampal play Vivaldi & Telemann Vivaldi, Telemann; Isaac Stern, Jean-Pierre Rampal 1
L'Estro armonico Op. 3 (I Musici) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Las Cuatro Estaciones / Conciertos Para Flauta (Musici di San Marco feat. conductor: Alberto Lizzio, ) (Slovak Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Bohdan Warchal) (Jiri Stivin, recorder) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Le Quattro Stagioni Antonio Vivaldi; Festival Strings Lucerne, Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Rudolf Baumgartner 1
Music for the Millions, Volume 19 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 1 Antonio Vivaldi 1

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