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
1401 Bach & Vivaldi - Violin Concertos 24 mp3 2001 RCA Red Seal
1402 The Four Seasons 4 mp3 1959 His Master's Voice
1403 La Cetra 13 mp3 1987 EMI Digital
1404 Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni Le Quattro Stagioni 4 mp3 Fonola
1405 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerti Per Strumenti A Fiato Concerti Per Strumenti A Fiato 6 mp3 1993
1406 Antonio Vivaldi - Las Estaciones, Op. 8 Las Estaciones, Op. 8 4 mp3 Columbia Masterworks
1407 Antonio Vivaldi - The Great Violin Concertos Vol. 1: The Baroque Era The Great Violin Concertos Vol. 1: The Baroque Era 13 mp3 1986 CBS Masterworks
1408 Play Music Of The Italian Masters 5 mp3 1969
1409 Bratislava Soloists, Jack Martin Handler 12 mp3 1984 Opus
1410 The Four Seasons 16 mp3 2007-07-02 Deutsche Grammophon
1411 Ses Plus Belles Pages 35 mp3 1994
1412 Musica Antiqua & Musica Viva 15 mp3 1964 Oriole
1413 4 Concerti For Piccolo And Orchestra 4 mp3 1983 Denon
1414 The Four Seasons / Le Quattro Stagioni 17 mp3 Sonata
1415 The Four Seasons 20 mp3 1990 Point Productions
1416 Concierto Barroco 20 mp3 1995
1417 Antonio Vivaldi - António Vivaldi António Vivaldi 17 mp3 1996 Alfa Delta
1418 Baroque Oboe Concertos 17 mp3 1993 Gramofonové Závody
1419 Das Galakonzert 18 mp3 Deutsche Grammophon
1420 Četiri Godišnja Doba 4 mp3 1983
1421 Concerti Per Flauto 7 mp3 2005 Marc Aurel Edition
1422 Concerto For Wind And Strings 4 mp3 1977 Argo Record Co.
1423 Antonio Vivaldi - Guitar Concertos - Concertos For Guitar & String Orchestra Guitar Concertos - Concertos For Guitar & String Orchestra 21 mp3 Classic Options
1424 Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni Le Quattro Stagioni 21 mp3 2003 Deutsche Grammophon
1425 Concertos: Two Trumpets, Madrigalesco, Two Cellos, Two Flutes, Alla Rustica, Two Violins & Two Cellos 6 mp3 1978
1426 Christmas" Concerto In G Minor; Cello Concerto In D Major; Sinfonia In G Minor 3 mp3 Monitor Records (2)
1427 H-Moll Suite / Concerto Grosso A-moll / Orchester-Suite 17 mp3 Somerset
1428 Gloria / Stabat Mater / Motetto A Canto 3 mp3 VOX (6)
1429 Antonio Vivaldi - Concerti Per Tromba Vol. 1 Concerti Per Tromba Vol. 1 8 mp3 Rifi Westminster
1430 Concertos For Two Violins In G Minor P.366 And In D Major P; 189 4 mp3 Fontana
1431 Music Of Dresden 9 mp3 1962
1432 Concerti For Diverse Instruments 5 mp3 1967 World Record Club
1433 Six Sonatas For Cello And Basso Continuo, Vol. 2 19 mp3 1989 Мелодия
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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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