Antonio Vivaldi

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Legal name: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi


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 composed 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
2001 Concerti Grossi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2001 The Masterworks Antonio Vivaldi 3
2002 Chill with Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
2002 The Japanese Four Seasons: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Handel: Water Music Suite / Royal Fireworks Music Suite Vivaldi, Handel; New Koto Ensemble, Seiichi Mitsuishi, Yoshikazu Fukumura 1
2002 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Locatelli: Concertos in F major and D major Vivaldi, Locatelli; Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 1
2002 Vivaldi's The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi 1
2003 Karajan Conducts Vivaldi & Bach Vivaldi, Bach; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2003 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante 2
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 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 Vivaldi; Gidon Kremer, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 2
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 Oboe Concertos Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi; Han de Vries 1
2006 Classical Bytes: Vivaldi Vivaldi 1
2006 DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 09: Nigel Kennedy spielt Vivaldi und Mendelssohn Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn; Nigel Kennedy 1
2006 Time for Relaxation: Vivaldi Vivaldi 2
2006 Vivaldi, il furioso ! Antonio 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 Four Seasons / La Stravaganza Vivaldi; Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott, La Stravaganza Köln, Andrew Manze 1
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 Antonio Vivaldi; Felix Ayo, I Musici 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 Albinoni: Adagio / Pachelbel: Canon / Baroque Music by Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi Albinoni, Pachelbel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Handel, Purcell, Vivaldi 1
2011 Vivaldi - 100 Supreme Classical Masterpieces: Rise of the Masters Antonio Vivaldi 1
2012 Oboe Concertos Albinoni, Marcello, Vivaldi; Heinz Holliger, I Musici 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
2015 The Vivaldi Recordings Vivaldi; The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
50 Classical Highlights Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classic Master: Concertos (Orquestra de Câmara Eslovaca feat. conductor: Bohdan Warchal) Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classic Voyage Antonio Vivaldi 1
Classique Perfection Antonio Vivaldi 1
Concerti Vivaldi; Camerata Bern 1
Essential Vivaldi 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
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 3 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Best of Vivaldi, Volume 4 Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Four Seasons Vivaldi; The Salzburg Chamber Orchestra 1
The Four Seasons / Concerto grosso, op. 3/8 in A minor Antonio Vivaldi; Alberto Lizzio, The Musici di San Marco, Soloist Zagreb 1
The Four Seasons / Violin Concertos / Flute Concertos Vivaldi; Yehudi Menuhin, Hans-Martin Linde 1
The Greatest Works of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Italian Baroque: Great Vivaldi Concertos Antonio Vivaldi 1
The Masterpiece Collection, Volume 10: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
Twelve Concerti for Various Instruments Antonio Vivaldi; The Aulos Ensemble 1
Viola Concertos Alessandro Rolla, Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici 1
Virtuoso Trumpet Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Telemann, Purcell, Rimsky-Korsakov 2

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Vetrate di chiesa Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Ottorino Respighi; Radio Kamer Filharmonie, Andrea Marcon, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Jaap van Zweden 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; John Harrison, Wichita State University Chamber Players, Robert Turizziani 2
2000 Gråsten Slotskirke 2000 Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn; Hans Christian Hein 1
2005 The Four Seasons Vivaldi; Det Norske Kammerorkester, Terje Tønnesen 1
2007 Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 3 / Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Mozart, Vivaldi; Henryk Szeryng, English Chamber Orchestra 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Die vier Jahreszeiten / 7 Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2011 ラ・フォリア:パン種とタマゴ姫サウンドトラック ヴィヴァルディ / 久石譲 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Gloria & Concerti per organo Antonio Vivaldi 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Die vier Jahreszeiten - Concerti op. 8 Nr. 1-6 Antonio Vivaldi; Liszt Ferenc Kamarazenekar, János Rolla 1

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