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
1988 The Four Seasons: Concerti (Budapest Strings / Karoly Botvay; Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum / Max Pommer) Antonio Vivaldi 5
1989 The Four Seasons & L'estro armonico, op. 3 concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Orchestre de Chambre Paul Kuentz, Monique Frasca-Colombier, Paul Kuentz 1
1989 Classic Collection: Hallelujah Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonín Dvořák, César Franck 1
1989 Le Quattro Stagioni / Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1989 Meditation, Volume 1 Albinoni, Vivaldi, Bach, Gluck, Mozart, Schumann, Handel, Liszt 1
1989 The Essential Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 2
1989 The Four Seasons and More Concertos Vivaldi, Corelli, Albinoni 1
1990 Famous Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Capella Istropolitana, Jaroslav Krček 2
1990 Wind and Brass Concerti Vivaldi; Capella Istropolitana, Jaroslav Krček 1
1990 Baroque Guitar Favourites Vivaldi, J.S. Bach; Gerald Garcia, Camerata Cassovia, Peter Breiner 2
1990 Choral Music Antonio Vivaldi / Jean-Baptiste Lully 1
1990 Greatest Hits Antonio Vivaldi 1
1990 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Purcell: Sonata for Trumpet and Strings / The Gordian Knot Unty'd / The Old Bachelor Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell; Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pinchas Zukerman, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard 1
1991 Greatest Hits Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Trompetenkonzerte Viviani, Vivaldi, Telemann, Händel, Joseph & Michael Haydn; Maurice André 1
1991 The Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 6 Concerti op. 12 Vivaldi; I Musici, Salvatore Accardo 1
1991 Apollo Classics: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Charpentier: Te Deum / Magnificat; Vivaldi: Gloria Marc‐Antoine Charpentier, Antonio Vivaldi, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Sir Philip Ledger 1
1991 Prélude Baroque X: Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Rendez-vous With Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 The Four Seasons / 4 Concertos, op. 8 Vivaldi; Raglan Baroque Players, Nicholas Kraemer, Monica Huggett 3
1991 The Four Seasons / Concerto 'del Ritico' Antonio Vivaldi 1
1991 Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ Antonio Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, José-Luis Garcia 1
1992 Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez / Fantasia para un gentilhombre / Giuliani, Vivaldi: Guitar Concertos Rodrigo, Giuliani, Antonio; John Williams, Eugene Ormandy, Charles Groves 2
1992 Double Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage 1
1992 Albinoni / Marcello / Corelli / Vivaldi Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni, Alessandro Marcello, Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi 2
1992 Italian Court Composers Albinoni, Corelli, Vivaldi, Torelli, Marcello, Monteverdi 1
1992 The Classical Collection 5: Vivaldi: Celebration of the Baroque Antonio Vivaldi 3
1992 The World of Vivaldi Vivaldi 1
1992 Violin Concertos Bach, Vivaldi; Pinchas Zukerman, Kenneth Sillito 1
1992 Vivaldi Collection Antonio Vivaldi 1
1992 Vivaldi: Die vier Jahreszeiten / Corelli: Weihnachtskonzert Vivaldi, Corelli; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger 1
1992 Vivaldi: Magnificat / Händel: Dettinger Te Deum Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel; Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, Süddeutscher Madrigalchor, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Wolfgang Gönnenwein 1
1993 The Art of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, Pražský komorní orchestr, Hans-Martin Linde 1
1993 The Four Seasons / Air on a G String / Entry of the Queen of Sheba Vivaldi; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Jaime Laredo 1
1993 The Four Seasons / Flute Concerto Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, New Irish Chamber Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, James Galway 1
1993 The Magic of the Oboe: Greatest Concertos Albinoni, Bellini, Cimarosa, Vivaldi; Claudio Scimone, Jean-François Paillard 2
1993 The Very Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 3
1994 Greatest Hits Vivaldi 1
1994 Great Masters Series: Volume 2 Antonio Vivaldi 1
1994 Glorias / Dixit Dominus / Magnificat / Beatus Vir Antonio Vivaldi; St. John's College Choir, King’s College Choir, George Guest, Stephen Cleobury 1
1994 The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi; Il giardino armonico 1
1994 Great Works for Cello and Orchestra Vivaldi, Boccherini, Tartini, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1994 Die Klassiksammlung 45: Vivaldi: Harmonische Kühnheit Antonio Vivaldi 3
1994 J.S. Bach: Magnificat / Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus / Nulla in mundo pax sincera Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi 1
1994 Sonatas: Blockflutes 4 Antonio Vivaldi; Walter van Hauwe, Bob van Asperen, Wouter Möller, Frans Robert Berkhout 1
1995 The Essential Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 The Four Seasons / Wind Concerti Antonio Vivaldi; Takako Nishizaki, Capella Istropolitana, Failoni Chamber Orchestra (Budapest) 1
1995 La Stravaganza Vivaldi; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Carmel Kaine, Alan Loveday 3
1995 Concerti "con molti istromenti" Antonio Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
1995 Die Klassiksammlung 68: Vivaldi: Instrumentalkonzerte des Barock Antonio Vivaldi 3
1995 Klassik zum Kuscheln: Seasonal Romance Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 The Classical Collection 84: Vivaldi: Baroque Masterworks Antonio Vivaldi 1
1995 The Four Seasons / Violin Concertos Vivaldi; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman 4
1995 The Vivaldi Experience Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Complete Flute Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; Severino Gazzelloni, I Musici 1
1996 Zauber der Lagune Antonio Vivaldi; I Musici 1
1996 Concertos grossos Nos. 8 & 10 / Concerto para arco e cêmbalo / Sinfonia em dó maior Antonio Vivaldi; I Solisti di Zagreb 1
1996 Die Klassiksammlung 83: Vivaldi: Kunst des Barock Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Gloria / Nisi Dominus / Credo Vivaldi; Michel Corboz 1
1996 Le Quattro Stagioni Vivaldi; English Chamber Orchestra, Henryk Szeryng 3
1996 O melhor da música barroca Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Francesco Geminiani 1
1996 The Four Seasons / Concerto for Flute and Orchestra / Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi 1
1996 Vivaldi for Valentines Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 Concerti per flautino e flauto dolce Don Antonio Vivaldi; Dan Laurin, Bach Collegium Japan 1
1997 The Best of Vivaldi (1678-1741) Antonio Vivaldi 1
1997 Concertos Antonio Vivaldi; New London Consort, Philip Pickett, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1997 Baroque Masterpieces including The Four Seasons Vivaldi 2
1997 Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Martin Sieghart 2
1997 Famous Flute Concerti Vivaldi; Capella Istropolitana, City of London Sinfonia, Jaroslav Krček, Nicholas Kraemer 1
1997 Stabat Mater / Nisi Dominus / In Furore / O Qui Coeli Antonio Vivaldi; Michel Corboz 1
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 Armonia di Flauti Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi; Flanders Recorder Quartet 2
1998 Baroque Music: Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi; Hamburg Chamber Orchestra, Hans-Jürgen Walther 2
1998 Concertos, Volume 3 Antonio Vivaldi; Musici di San Marco, I Solisti di Zagreb, Alberto Lizzio 1
1998 The Best of Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi 1
1998 The Four Seasons & Other Famous Vivaldi Concertos Vivaldi 1
1998 The Quartetto Italiano Plays Vitali, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Boccherini & Cambini Vitali, Vivaldi, Galuppi, Boccherini, Cambini; Quartetto Italiano 1
1998 Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni / Händel: Water Music Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Friedrich Händel; Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Bohuslav Matoušek 1
1998 Vivaldi's Adagios Vivaldi 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 Vivaldi; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 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

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