Antonio Vivaldi


Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

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Discography of Antonio Vivaldi:


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# Cover Release title Total tracks Download mp3 album Release date Label fo release
1 Concerti, Op. 10 28 Philips Classics
2 Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos For Guitar And Strings Concertos For Guitar And Strings 27 1992 Philips Classics
3 Antonio Vivaldi - A Négy Évszak / The Four Seasons A Négy Évszak / The Four Seasons 16 Qualiton
4 Basic Vivaldi 61 Deutsche Grammophon
5 Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni Le Quattro Stagioni 4 1993 T.D.M.
6 Antonio Vivaldi - Concertos For Cello, Strings And Continuo Concertos For Cello, Strings And Continuo 16 1977 Philips
7 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerti E Cantate Da Camera III Concerti E Cantate Da Camera III 26 2005-07-01 Naïve
8 Les Quatre Saisons 4 1980 Philips
9 Antonio Vivaldi - Adagio / The Four Seasons / Canon And Gigue Adagio / The Four Seasons / Canon And Gigue 20
10 Antonio Vivaldi - Masters Of Classical Music, Vol.7: Vivaldi Masters Of Classical Music, Vol.7: Vivaldi 16 1988 LaserLight Digital
11 Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria Gloria 23 2005 Kirkelig Kulturverksted
12 Antonio Vivaldi - Meet The Classics: Vivaldi Meet The Classics: Vivaldi 21 1999 Direct Source Special Products Inc.
13 Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni Le Quattro Stagioni 16 Deutsche Grammophon
14 Flötenkonzerte Op. 10 32 1978 ETERNA
15 Le Quattro Stagioni 20 Deutsche Grammophon
16 The Four Seasons - Le Quattro Stagioni - Die Vier Jahreszeiten - Les Quatre Saisons 16 1997
17 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Pachelbel: Canon / Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 In G, BWV1048 22 1993 RPO Records (2)
18 Великие Композиторы. Том 1 17 2007-11-14 Mediasat Poland
19 Opera II - Sonate 1/6 Per Violino E Basso Continuo 28 1998 Tactus
20 Antonio Vivaldi - Opera II - Sonate 7/12 Per Violino E Basso Continuo Opera II - Sonate 7/12 Per Violino E Basso Continuo 26 1998 Tactus
21 Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons The Four Seasons 18 1970
22 Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni Le Quattro Stagioni 31 1990 Erato
23 Stabat Mater 30 2002 Opus 111
24 Antonio Vivaldi - Les Quatre Saisons Les Quatre Saisons 16 Philips
25 Le Quattro Stagioni / The Four Seasons / Die Vier Jahreszeiten 16 1994 EMI Classics
26 Die Vier Jahreszeiten (The Four Seasons) 16 1991 Pilz
27 Antonio Vivaldi - Les Concertos Pour Mandoline / Concerto Pour Violon Discordato Les Concertos Pour Mandoline / Concerto Pour Violon Discordato 16
28 Antonio Vivaldi - Les Quatre Saisons Les Quatre Saisons 4 La Voix De Son Maître
29 Antonio Vivaldi - Adagio • Canon Adagio • Canon 18 1990 Deutsche Grammophon
30 Integrala Concertelor Pentru Flaut, Orchestră De Coarde Și Basso Continuo, Op. 10 6 Electrecord
31 Anotimpurile 17 1972 Electrecord
32 Le Quattro Stagioni 16 Deutsche Grammophon
33 H-Moll Suite / Concerto Grosso A-moll / Orchester-Suite 17 Somerset
34 Las Cuatro Estaciones 16 1985 Archiv Produktion
35 Antonio Vivaldi - Dixit Dixit 11 2007 Rivoalto
36 Antonio Vivaldi - The Vivaldi Album The Vivaldi Album 13 1999 Decca
37 Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons The Four Seasons 16 Telarc
38 Antonio Vivaldi - Las Cuatro Estaciones Conciertos Nº 1, Nº 2, Nº 3, Nº 4 Las Cuatro Estaciones Conciertos Nº 1, Nº 2, Nº 3, Nº 4 4 1980 Sarpe
39 Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons · Le Quattro Stagioni · Die Vier Jahreszeiten · Les Quatre Saisons The Four Seasons · Le Quattro Stagioni · Die Vier Jahreszeiten · Les Quatre Saisons 16 1989
40 Le Quattro Stagioni 24 2000 Opus 111
41 Antonio Vivaldi: The Seasons, Op. 8 12 Columbia Masterworks
42 Antonio Vivaldi - Six Cello Concertos Six Cello Concertos 24 1998 Decca
43 Adagio / Kanon & Gigue / Concerti Grossi / Concerti "Alla Rustica" & "L'Amoroso" 22 Deutsche Grammophon
44 The Four Seasons / Concerto 'L'Amoroso' / Symphony 'Al Santo Sepolcro' / Concerto 'Alla Rustica' 27 1997 Deutsche Grammophon
45 Concerti Per Flauto 7 2001 Marc Aurel Edition
46 Die Vier Jahreszeiten, Violinkonzerte Aus "L'estro Armonico" 30 Philips Classics
47 Antonio Vivaldi - Handel: Dixit Dominus / Vivaldi: Gloria Handel: Dixit Dominus / Vivaldi: Gloria 23 1999 BBC Music Magazine
48 Italian Classics 25 2007
49 Festival De La Musique Baroque 14 1989 Novalis
50 Stabat Mater 26 1998
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About Antonio Vivaldi

Born March 04 1678, Sestiere di San Marco, Repùblica Vèneta, Italy
Died July 28 1741, Kärntnertor, Vienna, Austria

[b]Vivaldi[/b]'s career as a violinist and composer was almost inevitable. His father was Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, a founder of the Sovvegno dei musicisti di Santa Cecilia, an early musician's collective, who's President was the Baroque operatic composer and tutor Giovanni Legrenzi. As a youth, touring and performing around Venice in accompaniment on the violin with his father, [b]Vivaldi[/b] is likely to have been influenced by Legrenzi, who had become maestro di cappella at St. Mark's Basilica in 1681.

A redhead, like his father, [b]Vivaldi[/b] took up the course of attaining a priesthood in 1693 and became ordained in 1703, referred to by those around him as "Il Pretto Rossi" because of his red hair. However, by late 1703 he was unable to maintain his practice in the priesthood due to ill health and sought employment as a tutor of music, retaining his reverential title.

By 1704 [b]Vivaldi[/b] was working as maestro of violin in Venice at the orphanage of the Devout Hospital of Mercy, an institution known as Conservatorio dell'Ospedale della Pietà, providing shelter to orphaned and abandoned children. Here the boys were taught a trade, whilst the girls were given a musical education. The talented were selected for the conservatory's orchestra & choir, which gained high regard both in Venice and abroad. [b]Vivaldi[/b] used this period to write the majority of his concertos, cantatas and arias.

The institute provided an ideal environment for [b]Vivaldi[/b] to explore the avenues of the ritornello form. The first of his works were published in 1705, a second Opus in 1709. His third Opus, published in Amsterdam in 1711, gained [b]Vivaldi[/b] enthusiastic attention throughout Europe- followed by a fourth Opus in 1714. He became Musical Director of the Pietà's institute in 1716 and was contracted to provide two concerti a month for the orchestra. Papers from the Pietà's history show that [b]Vivaldi[/b] produced 140 concerti between 1723 and 1733.

In 1714 [b]Vivaldi[/b] took on the role of impresario of the theater Sant'Angelo in Venice, presenting "Orlando Finto Pazzo", "Nerone Fatto Cesare" and, despite earlier censorship, "Arsilda Regina Di Ponto" in which the female lead (Arsilda) falls in love with another woman (Lisea), who is disguised as a man. [b]Vivaldi[/b]'s operatic style caused both outrage and acclaim. For three years he produced operatic work for the governor of Mantua, Prince Philip of Hesse-Darmstadt. He then moved to Milan and then Rome in 1722, performing for Pope Benedict XIII. It is in this period that [b]Vivaldi[/b] consolidated what was to become one of his most popular works "The Four Seasons", eventually published within a collection of twelve compositions "Il Cimento Dell'armonia e Dell'inventione" in 1725.

[b]Vivaldi[/b] had moved in high circles at this point, writing a wedding cantata for Louis XV and "La Ceta", a dedication to Viennese Emperor Charles VI who knighted the composer and invited him to Vienna. By 1730 [b]Vivaldi[/b]'s style and popularity had waned and he sold up much of the rights to his work and relocated to Vienna, accompanied by his father. He took residence in a four-story house known as "Satlerisch Haus" [Saddle-maker's House], run by Maria Agathe Wahler the widow of the saddlemaker. The property was situated above the Kärntnertor, one of eight fortification gates surrounding Vienna, close to the Kärntnertortheater where [b]Vivaldi[/b] began to stage operas such as "Farnace" in 1737.

It is likely that [b]Vivaldi[/b] was to take up a position in the court of Charles VI but, when the emperor suddenly died in 1740- reputedly of mushroom poisoning, [b]Vivaldi[/b] was left stranded without royal support or full remuneration. His health quickly declined and his asthmatic history took its toll some nine months later. [b]Vivaldi[/b] died of 'internal infection' at his home in Vienna. he was given a simple burial in the cemetery of Spitaller Gottesacker following a funeral at St Stephen's Cathedral, where Joseph Haydn was then a choirboy.

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