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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VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in D minor
MOZART Symphony No. 40
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
Recorded 1937
Total duration: 1hr 34:09

NBC Symphony Orchestra
conductor Arturo Toscanini

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VIVALDI Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Romance No. 1
BEETHOVEN Romance No. 2
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
PAGANINI Caprice in A minor
Studio recordings, 1931-51
Total duration: 75:31

Mischa Elman, violin
New Symphony Orchestra
Lawrance Collingwood,
conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 
Desiré Defauw,
conductor
Wolfgang Rosé,
piano 

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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

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VIVALDI The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)

Recorded in 1955
Total duration: 44:26
John Corigliano, violin
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York
conducted by Guido Cantelli

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BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
VIVALDI Concerto Grosso Op.3, No. 8
Recorded live in 1952, New York City
Total duration: 57:48

NBC Symphony Orchestra
conductor Guido Cantelli

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VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Recorded in 1951
Duration: 42:34
Reinhold Barchet, violin
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Münchinger