Vivaldi

Vivaldi
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and priest. Born in Venice, the capital of the Venetian Republic, he is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more than forty operas. His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as the Four Seasons.

Many of his compositions were written for the all-female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children. Vivaldi had worked there as a Catholic priest for 1 1/2 years and was employed there from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with expensive stagings of his operas in Venice, Mantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for royal support. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died, in poverty, less than a year later.
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Vivaldi

Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and priest. Born in Venice, the capital of the Venetian Republic, he is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He composed many instrumental concertos, for the violin and a variety of other instruments, as well as sacred choral works and more th...
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HAYDN  Symphony No. 93
MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 21
RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte
FALLA  El Sombrero des Tres Picos, Suite No. 2
VIVALDI  L'Estro Armonico: Concerto Grosso No. 11
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 3
PISTON Toccata
COPLAND El Salón México

Recorded in 1955
Total duration:  2hr 26:56 

Walter Gieseking, piano
Rudolf Firkušný,
piano
New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Guido Cantelli

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BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4
VIVALDI  L'Estro Armonico: Concerto Grosso No. 11
R. STRAUSS Don Juan
CRESTON Dance Overture

Recorded in 1956
Total duration:  2hr 23:36
Wilhelm Backhaus, piano
Walter Gieseking,
piano
New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Guido Cantelli

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BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
R. STRAUSS Don Juan
music by Vivaldi, Bach, Schubert & Debussy

Studio recordings, 1937-38
Total duration:  2hr 32:06

Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
conducted by Willem Mengelberg

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Music by BACH, VIVALDI, CESTI, LULLY, FRESCOBALDI, PALESTRINA, GABRIELI
Studio recordings, 1950/52
Total duration: 75:40

Leopold Stokowski and
His Symphony Orchestra
Brass Choir
A Capella Chorus
Charles Courboin,
organ

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TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances
VIVALDI Violin Sonata in D

music by Ravel, Sarasate, Schubert, Schumann, Wieniawski, Zarzycki, Godard, Svendsen, Toselli, Tobani, Lange

Studio recordings, 1921-1945
Total duration: 2hr 3:22

Erica Morini, violin

Alice Morini, piano
Emanuel Balaban, piano
Sàndor Vas, piano
Kurt Hetzel, piano
Nathaniel Shilkret, piano
Max Lanner, piano
Artur Balsam, piano

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Désiré Defauw

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VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins
RACHMANINOV Three Preludes
CAILLIET
The Birthday Fantasy
Works by J. S. Bach, Buxtehude, Debussy and Tchaikovsky

Studio and live recordings, 1935-52
Total duration: 69:12

Werner Janssen ∙ Janssen Symphony of Los Angeles
Charles O’Connell ∙ Victor Symphony Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy ∙ Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy ∙ The Philadelphia Orchestra
Arthur Fiedler ∙ Boston “Pops” Orchestra


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BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in D minor

Live recordings, 1957 and 1954
Total duration: 2hr 16:42

Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela
conducted by Jascha Horenstein