Antonio Vivaldi
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1678-03-04
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Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi Biography (Wikipedia)

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized 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 female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi (who had been ordained as a Catholic priest) was employed 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 preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi's arrival, and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later in poverty.

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Concerto for flute in D major RV.428, (Op.10 No.3), 'Il Gardellino'
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Concerto for flute in D major RV.428, (Op.10 No.3), 'Il Gardellino'
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.208) in D major "Il Grosso Mogul"
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Concerto for violin and orchestra (RV.208) in D major "Il Grosso Mogul"
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Gloria in D RV 589 - Cum Sancto Spiritu
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Gloria in D RV 589 - Cum Sancto Spiritu
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Gloria in D RV 589 - Et in terra pax hominibus
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Gloria in D RV 589 - Et in terra pax hominibus
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Nisi Dominus, RV 608. iv. Cum dederit delectis suis somnum
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Nisi Dominus, RV 608. iv. Cum dederit delectis suis somnum
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1st movement from Summer (Concerto in G minor, Op 8 No 2, from The Four Seasons)
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1st movement from Summer (Concerto in G minor, Op 8 No 2, from The Four Seasons)
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Concerto in C major for sopranino recorder (RV.444)
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Concerto in C major for sopranino recorder (RV.444)
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Concerto in F major, Op.10'1 "La Tempesta di Mare", RV.433 (3rd movement) (excerpt)
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Concerto in F major, Op.10'1 "La Tempesta di Mare", RV.433 (3rd movement) (excerpt)
Antonio Vivaldi
Ercole su'l Termodonte (Sinfonia), RV.710 (excerpt)
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Ercole su'l Termodonte (Sinfonia), RV.710 (excerpt)
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Ercole su'l Termodonte (Sinfonia), RV.710 (excerpt)
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Ercole su'l Termodonte (Sinfonia), RV.710 (excerpt)
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Concerto for 2 violins & 2 cellos, RV.564 (1st movement)
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Concerto for 2 violins & 2 cellos, RV.564 (1st movement)
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Concerto in E flat major op. 8 No. 5 RV. 253 'La tempesta di mare'
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Concerto in E flat major op. 8 No. 5 RV. 253 'La tempesta di mare'
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Oboe Concerto in C major, RV451
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Oboe Concerto in C major, RV451
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Gloria in D major RV.589
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Gloria in D major RV.589
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Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon in G, RV 545
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Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon in G, RV 545
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Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, cello and orchestra (RV.565) (Op.3 No.11)
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Concerto in D minor for 2 violins, cello and orchestra (RV.565) (Op.3 No.11)
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The Four Seasons - Summer - 2nd movement
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The Four Seasons - Summer - 2nd movement
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Concerto in A minor, RV 108, for recorder, 2 violins & continuo
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Concerto in A minor, RV 108, for recorder, 2 violins & continuo
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Flute Concerto in D, RV431a 'Il Gran Mogul'
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Flute Concerto in D, RV431a 'Il Gran Mogul'
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Sinfonia from Armida al campo d'Egitto (RV.699)
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Sinfonia from Armida al campo d'Egitto (RV.699)
Playlists featuring Antonio Vivaldi
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Top Gear Playlist
Top Gear Playlist
Songs for Spring
Songs for Spring

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