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
81 The Four Seasons 16 mp3 1985-01-00
82 The Four Seasons / 3 Concertos From L'estro Armonico 30 mp3
83 Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 4 mp3 1979 Philips
84 The Four Seasons 16 mp3 Seraphim
85 The Splendor Of Brass 3 mp3 1965 Nonesuch
86 The Four Seasons, Op.8 16 mp3 GMS Productions
87 Baroque Recorder Vol. 1 32 mp3 1972 Klavier Record Company
88 Flute Concerti 16 mp3 1978 Merlin Records (3)
89 The Four Seasons 4 mp3 Telarc
90 Romantic Cello 11 mp3 2009 ZUM Records
91 Las Cuatro Estaciones 4 mp3 1968 Philips
92 Antonio Vivaldi - Il Cimento Dell'Armonia E Dell'Inventione Vol. 2 Il Cimento Dell'Armonia E Dell'Inventione Vol. 2 25 mp3 1993 Denon
93 Gadalaiki 16 mp3 1980 Мелодия
94 Juditha Triumphans, Oratorio 56 mp3 Brilliant Classics
95 Baroque Music For Trumpets 20 mp3 1988 CBS Masterworks
96 The Four Seasons 18 mp3 1970 Argo Records (2)
97 The Four Seasons 16 mp3 1977
98 Die Vier Jahreszeiten - Konzerte Für Zwei Violinen 36 mp3 1993 Digital Focus
99 Le Quattro Stagioni 28 mp3 1991 EMI Classics
100 Zes Concerten Voor Fluit En Orkest, Op. 10 6 mp3
101 Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni / La Tempesta Di Mare / Concerto In Fa Magg. Per Oboe Le Quattro Stagioni / La Tempesta Di Mare / Concerto In Fa Magg. Per Oboe 26 mp3 1988
102 The Four Seasons, Op 8 16 mp3 1971 Decca
103 Les Quatre Saisons 24 mp3 1993 RCA Classics
104 Dresden Concerti Vol. 3 24 mp3 1997 Naxos
105 Flute Concertos 28 mp3 1988
106 The Four Seasons 4 mp3 1967 Musica Rara
107 Gloria Magnificat 33 mp3 1998 Opus 111
108 Four Concerti 16 mp3 1981 Musical Heritage Society
109 Les Quatre Saisons 4 mp3 1966-04-00 Deutsche Grammophon
110 Antonio Vivaldi - Five Cello Concerti Five Cello Concerti 20 mp3 1982 Musical Heritage Society
111 Antonio Vivaldi - Three Bassoon Concerti Three Bassoon Concerti 12 mp3 1987 Musical Heritage Society
112 Concerti For Violin, Strings And Continuo, Opp. 11 & 12 48 mp3 1985 Musical Heritage Society
113 Concerto For Two Horns / Two Guitar Concerti / Il Pastor Fido 18 mp3 1964 Nonesuch
114 Guitar Concertos 5 mp3 1992 Naxos
115 The World Of King's 10 mp3 1990 Decca
116 De Fyra Årstiderna 4 mp3 1977
117 The Four Seasons 9 mp3 London Records
118 Adagio / The Four Seasons / Canon And Gigue 24 mp3 Deutsche Grammophon
119 The Virtuoso Guitar 13 mp3 1972
120 Antonio Vivaldi - "Die Vier Jahreszeiten", 2 Konzerte, 1 Sinfonie 28 mp3 1996
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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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