Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Also known as A Vivaldi, A. Vivaldi, A. Vivaldis, A. Vivialdi, A.Vivaldi, Antinio Vivaldi, Antoni Vivaldi, Antonio, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Antonio Vivaldi, ヴィヴァルディ, Conciertos Para Violín Op. 8 Num. 1 - 4, D. Antonio Vivaldi, Don Antonio Vivaldi, А. Вивальди, А. Вивальди, А.Вивальди, Антонио Вивальди, Вивальди, Vilvaldi, Vivaldi, Vivaldi 1A, Vivaldi A., Vivaldi Antonio, Vivaldi Antonio Lucio, Vivaldi, Antonio, VivaldiFranck
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Discography of Antonio Vivaldi:

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


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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