Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (UK: , US: , Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈluːtʃo viˈvaldi] (listen); 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 4th, 1678 (Venice), Died July 28th, 1741 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-35117 12-in. 4/6/1926 Andante di concerto Ben Stad Viola d'amore solo, with piano composer  
Victor CS-84570 12-in. 11/12/1934 Concerto grosso in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-84571 12-in. 11/12/1934 Concerto grosso in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-84572 12-in. 11/12/1934 Concerto grosso in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor CS-84573 12-in. 11/12/1934 Concerto grosso in D minor Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BS-88955 10-in. 5/6/1935 Andante di concerto American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad ; Flora Stad Viole d'amour and harpsichord duet composer  
Victor CS-101246 12-in. 5/8/1936 Concerto grosso in D minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky String orchestra and organ composer  
Victor CS-101247 12-in. 5/8/1936 Concerto grosso in D minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky String orchestra and organ composer  
Victor CS-101248 12-in. 5/8/1936 Concerto grosso in D minor Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky String orchestra and organ composer  
Victor CS-021665 12-in. 3/31/1938 Concerto in A minor Fernando Germani Electric organ solo composer  
Victor CS-021665 12-in. 3/31/1938 Concerto in A minor Fernando Germani Electric organ solo composer  
Victor CS-021665 12-in. 3/31/1938 Concerto in A minor Fernando Germani Electric organ solo composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vivaldi, Antonio," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102302.

Vivaldi, Antonio. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102302.

"Vivaldi, Antonio." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102302

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