Antonio Vivaldi

Biography

Born: Mar 4, 1678; Italy   Died: Jul 28, 1741; Austria   Period: Baroque
The creator of hundreds of spirited, extroverted instrumental works, Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi is widely recognized as the master of the Baroque instrumental concerto, which he perfected and popularized more than any of his contemporaries. Vivaldi's kinetic rhythms, fluid melodies, bright instrumental effects, and extensions of instrumental technique make his some of the most enjoyable of Baroque music. He was highly influential among his Read more contemporaries and successors: even as esteemed a figure as Johann Sebastian Bach adapted some of Vivaldi's music. Vivaldi's variable textures and dramatic effects initiated the shift toward what became the Classical style; a deeper understanding of his music begins with the realization that, compared with Bach and even Handel, he was Baroque music's arch progressive. Though not as familiar as his concerti, Vivaldi's stage and choral music is still of value; his sometimes bouncy, sometimes lyrical Gloria in D major (1708) has remained a perennial favorite. His operas were widely performed in his own time.
Details regarding Vivaldi's early life are few. His father was a violinist in the Catherdral of Venice's orchestra and probably Antonio's first teacher. There is much speculation about other teachers, such as Corelli, but no evidence to support this. Vivaldi studied for the priesthood as a young man and was ordained in 1703. He was known for much of his career as "il prete rosso" (the red-haired priest), but soon after his ordination he declined to take on his ecclesiastical duties. Later in life he cited ill health as the reason, but other motivations have been proposed; perhaps Vivaldi simply wanted to explore new opportunties as a composer. It didn't take him long. Landing a job as a violin teacher at a girls' orphanage in Venice (where he would work in one capacity or another during several stretches of his life), he published a set of trio sonatas and another of violin sonatas. Word of his abilities spread around Europe, and in 1711 an Amsterdam publisher brought out, under the title L'estro armonico (Harmonic Inspiration), a set of Vivaldi's concertos for one or more violins with orchestra. These were best sellers (it was this group of concertos that spurred Bach's transcriptions), and Vivaldi followed them up with several more equally successful concerto sets. Perhaps the most prolific of all the great European composers, he once boasted that he could compose a concerto faster than a copyist could ready the individual parts for the players in the orchestra. He began to compose operas, worked from 1718 to 1720 in the court of the German principality of Hessen-Darmstadt, and traveled in Austria and perhaps Bohemia. Throughout his career, he had his choice of commissions from nobility and the highest members of society, the ability to use the best performers, and enough business savvy to try to control the publication of his works, although due to his popularity, many were published without his consent. Later in life Vivaldi was plagued by rumors of a sexual liaison with one of his vocal students, and he was censured by ecclesiastical authorities. His Italian career on the rocks, he headed for Vienna. He died there and was buried as a pauper in 1741, although at the height of his career his publications had earned a comfortable living. Read less
Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos / Steger, Fasolis, I Barocchisti
Release Date: 10/14/2014   Label: Harmonia Mundi  
Catalog: 902190   Number of Discs: 1
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Vivaldi: L'Estro Armonico / Podger, Brecon Baroque
Release Date: 03/10/2015   Label: Channel Classics  
Catalog: 36515   Number of Discs: 2
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Vivaldi / Avi Avital
Release Date: 02/24/2015   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002262702   Number of Discs: 1
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Vivaldi / Mullova, Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico
Release Date: 09/13/2005   Label: Onyx  
Catalog: 4001   Number of Discs: 1
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Vivaldi: Complete Bassoon Concertos / Daniel Smith
Release Date: 02/03/2015   Label: Decca  
Catalog: 002260402   Number of Discs: 5
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Work: The Four Seasons

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  • 51.
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Music & Sonnets
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 7375 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Robert Atchison,  Michael Gambon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Altamira Chamber Orchestra
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  • 52.
    Great Baroque Masterpieces
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501061 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Georg Philipp Telemann  ... 
    Performer:  Nadja Schubert,  Daniel Rothert,  Corinne Chapelle,  Karl Kaiser  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl,  Kevin Mallon,  Bradley Creswick,  Jozef Kopelman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra,  Aradia Ensemble,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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  • 53.
    Great Violin Concertos
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501058 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Louis Spohr  ... 
    Performer:  Takako Nishizaki,  Simone Lamsma,  Ilya Kaler,  Misha Keylin  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser,  Oliver Dohnányi,  Patrick Gallois,  Kenneth Jean  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Sinfonia Finlandia,  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 54.
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Mutter, Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 02314 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Herbert von Karajan,  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  William Tim Read
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 55.
    First Choice: Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001663102 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Fritz Kreisler
    Performer:  Gil Shaham
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  • 56.
    Vivaldi: Il Cimento Dell'armonia / Biondi, Europa Galante
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 2503 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Fabio Biondi
    Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
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  • 57.
    Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Concerti, Sonatas / I Solisti Di Milano
    Label: Newton Classics   Catalog: 8802109 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Mario Ferraris,  Mariella Sorelli,  Ermanno Molinaro,  Antonio Pocaterra  ... 
    Conductor:  Angelo Ephrikian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti di Milano
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  • 58.
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
    Label: Tafelmusik Media   Catalog: 1007 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Jeanne Lamon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
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  • 59.
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Itzhak Perlman
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 6783352 Release Date: 03/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
    Conductor:  Itzhak Perlman
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  • 60.
    The 5 Seasons
    Label: Art Act   Catalog: 4 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Aleksandar Sedlar
    Performer:  Nemanja Radulovic
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Double Sens,  Devil's Trills
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  • 61.
    Bach & Vivaldi / Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano [6-CD Set]
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30530 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Benedetto Marcello,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Alessandro Marcello
    Performer:  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Riccardo Minasi,  Luca Peverini,  Antonio De Secondi  ... 
    Conductor:  Rinaldo Alessandrini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano
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  • 62.
    Vivaldi: Il Cimento Dell'armonia E Dell'inventione Op. 8 (Complete); Le Quattro Stagioni / The Avison Ensemble
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 365 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avison Ensemble
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  • 63.
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Violin Concertos Rv 375, Rv 277 Il Favorito, Rv 271 L'amoroso
    Label: Philharmonia Baroque (Label)   Catalog: 3 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Elizabeth Blumenstock
    Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
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  • 64.
    Lumieres - Music Of The Enlightenment [30-CD Set]
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908601 Release Date: 10/01/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Kobie van Rensburg,  Véronique Gens,  Patrizia Ciofi,  Marie McLaughlin  ... 
    Conductor:  René Jacobs,  William Christie,  Daniel Reuss,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Cologne Collegium Vocale,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus  ... 
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  • 65.
    Vivaldi Masterworks [28 Disc Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001599302 Release Date: 09/20/2011   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Rohan de Saram,  Franco Gulli,  Salvatore Accardo,  Bruno Canino  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Philip Pickett,  Simon Preston,  Paul Dyer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  I Musici,  New London Consort  ... 
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  • 66.
    Antonio Vivaldi: Il Prete Rosso
    Label: Membran / Scandinavian Classics   Catalog: 233318 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Nicolas Chédeville
    Performer:  Ettore Pellegrino,  Alberto Martini,  Maurizio Naddeo,  Fabio Biondi  ... 
    Conductor:  Alberto Martini,  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Sandro Volta,  Federico Maria Sardelli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Italiano,  Doron Ensemble,  Respighi Ensemble  ... 
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  • 67.
    Bella Venezia: Best Of Vivaldi & Albinoni
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 82157 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Tomaso Albinoni
    Performer:  Sidney Sutcliffe
    Conductor:  Arthur Davison
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi of England
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  • 68.
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; String Concertos / Biondi, Europa Galante
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 30517 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Fabio Biondi,  Fabrizio Cipriani,  Maurizio Naddeo,  Antonio Fantinuoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
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  • 69.
    Kinderklassik: Classical Music For Children
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300243 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Olivier Messiaen,  Claude Debussy,  Leopold Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair,  Siegfried Stöckigt,  Werner Tast,  Peter Rösel  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Zehetmair,  Helmut Koch,  Kurt Masur,  Günther Herbig  ... 
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  • 70.
    Il Giardino Armonico
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 632642 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Dario Castello,  Ottavio Dantone,  Giovanni Battista Spadi  ... 
    Performer:  Ottavio Dantone,  Enrico Onofri,  Luca Pianca
    Conductor:  Giovanni Antonini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Giardino Armonico,  Innsbruck Trumpet Consort
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  • 71.
    Vivaldi: Four Seasons / Cho-liang Lin [blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 16 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Anthony Newman,  Lin Cho-Liang
    Conductor:  Anthony Newman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Sejong Soloists
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  • 72.
    Vivaldi: 4 Seasons
    Label: Transart Live   Catalog: 157 Release Date: 04/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Olivier Charlier
    Conductor:  Olivier Charlier
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  • 73.
    Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Concerti / Szeryng, English Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 422479 Release Date: 04/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Henryk Szeryng
    Conductor:  Henryk Szeryng
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 74.
    The Eight Seasons - Vivaldi, Piazzolla / Morton, Scottish Ensemble
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 231 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Astor Piazzolla
    Performer:  Jonathan Morton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
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  • 75.
    Vivaldi: 4 Seasons Of Love
    Label: Stradivarius   Catalog: 33883 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Alberto Rasi,  Davide Monti,  Il Tempio Armonico
    Conductor:  Alberto Rasi
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Antonio Vivaldi


WORKS
I. Allegro
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
III. Danza pastorale: Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Tempo impetuoso d'Es tate
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. La caccia
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Concerto in D Major, RV 93: Allegro giusto
Concerto in D Major, RV 93: Largo
Concerto in D Major, RV 93: Allegro
Concerto in G Major for Two Mandolins, Strings and Organ: I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
Concerto in C Major for Two Trumpets and Strings, RV 537: I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Allegro
Largo e Spiccato
Allegro
Allegro
Larghetto e spirituoso
Allegro
Allegro
Largo-Larghetto
Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo cantabile
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
I. Largo - Fantasmi: Presto - Largo - Presto
II. Il Sonno: Largo
III. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. (Allegro)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G, R.151 Concerto alla Rustica - 1. Presto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G, R.151 Concerto alla Rustica - 2. Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G, R.151 Concerto alla Rustica - 3. Allegro
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): II. Et in terra pax hominibus
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): III. Laudamus te
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): IV. Gratias agimus
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): V. Propter magnam gloriam
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): VI. Domine Deus
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): VII. Domine Fili unigenite
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): VIII. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): IX. Qui tollis peccata mundi
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): X. Qui sedes ad dexteram
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): XI. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Gloria in D RV589 (ed. Malipiero): XII. Cum Sancto Spiritu