Antonio Vivaldi

In 1703, Vivaldi became maestro di violino at the Pio Ospedale della Pieta , a home for orphaned, abandoned, and indigent children. The Pieta  specialized in the teaching of music to girls who showed aptitude; comparable to modern day musical therapy. Many concerts were held and many nobles attended them. Vivaldi was in charge of teaching the music, the upkeep of instruments, and acquiring new ones. In 1709, he was let go for economic reasons, but in 1711, he was offered the job again.

Vivaldi was promoted to maestro del concerti in 1716. It was during these years that Vivaldi wrote much of his music, including many operas and concertos. In 1718, Vivaldi began to travel. Despite his frequent travels, the Pietaa  paid him to write two concerto's a month for the orchestra and to rehearse with the at least four times when in Venice. The Pieta 's records show that he was paid for 140 concertos between 1723 and 1729.

Vivaldi continued to lead a busy life. He traveled extensively, worked on again off again for the Pieta , and composed for many different people. Vivaldi died on July 28, 1741, while on a trip Vienna, and was given a pauper's burial.

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1717 - 1719 Magnificat RV 610 4.00 stars LP
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Felicity Palmer, Helen Watts, Robert Tear, Stephen Roberts
The Choir of St. King's College, Cambridge
Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields cond. Philip Ledger
1723 Le quattro stagioni Opus 8/1-4 3.50 stars LP
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Otto Buchner - Violin
Orchestre Pro Arte de Munich cond. Kurt Redel
1723 Le quattro stagioni Opus 8/1-4 4.00 stars CD
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Simon Standage - Violin
The English Concert cond. Trevor Pinnock
1723 Le quattro stagioni Opus 8/1-4 3.50 stars CD
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Alan Loveday - Violin
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields cond. Neville Marriner
1723 Le quattro stagioni Opus 8/1-4 3.50 stars CD
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Freiburger Barockorchester
The Harp Consort
1740 Sonatas for Cello and BC 3.50 stars CD
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Anner Bijlsma
Hidemi Suzuki
Jacques Ogg

pre 1742 Concerto for Trumpet and Violin in B PV 406 3.50 stars LP
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Based on the Cello Concerto in D

Maurice Andre - Trumpet
Daniele Artur - Violin
Chamber Orchestra Rouen cond. Albert Beaucamp

Compilation Concertos 4.50 stars 5CD
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CD 1

Concerto G-Dur Alla Rustica RV 151
1. Presto 1:10
2. Adagio 1:01
3. Allegro 1:31

Concerto for Oboe & Violin B-Dur RV 548
4. Allegro 3:46
5. Largo 3:21
6. Allegro 2:11

David Reichenberg - oboe, Simon Standage - violin

Concerto C-Dur con molti stromenti C-Dur RV 558
7. Allegro molto 5:23
8. Andante molto 1:47
9. Allegro 2:55

Philip Pickett & Rachel Beckett - recorders
Colin Lawson & Carlos Riera - chalumeaux
Simon Standage & Michaela Comberti - violin - in tromba marina I-II
James Tyler & Robin Jeffrey - mandolins
Nigel North & Jacob Lindberg - theorbo I-II
Anthony Pleeth - cello

Concerto for 2 violins G-Dur RV 516
10. Allegro molto 3:51
11. Andante molto 2:07
12. Allegro 3:05

Simon Standage & Elizabeth Wilcock - violins

Concerto for Oboe a-moll RV 461
13. Allegro non molto 4:14
14. Larghetto 3:15
15. Allegro 2:39

David Reichenberg - oboe

Concerto for 2 mandolins G-Dur RV 532
16. Allegro 4:03
17. Andante 2:10
18. Allegro 3:51

James Tyler & Robin Jeffrey - mandolins

CD 2

Concerto for Strings A-Dur RV 159
1. Allegro 1:32
2. Adagio 1:14
3. Allegro 2:31

Concerto for violin E-Dur L`Amoroso RV 271
4. Allegro 3:17
5. Cantabile 2:42
6. Allegro 3:19

Simon Standage - violin

Concerto for Bassoon e-moll RV 484
7. Allegro poco 4:50
8. Andante 3:39
9. Allegro 3:16

Milan Turkovic ? bassoon

Concerto for Flute G-Dur RV 436
10. Allegro 3:11
11. Largo 3:06
12. Allegro 2:37

Lisa Beznosiuk - transverse flute

Concerto for Viola d`amore & Lute d-moll RV 540
13. Allegro 5:05
14. Largo 3:08
15. Allegro 3:05

Roy Goodman - viola d`amore
Nigel North - lute

Concerto for Oboe & Bassoon G-Dur RV 545
16. Andante molto 4:01
17. Largo 2:42
18. Allegro molto 3:34

David Reichenberg - oboe
Milan Turkovic - bassoon

CD 3

L`estro armonico? Opus 3

Concerto N.1 D-Dur RV 549
1. Allegro 2:53
2. Largo e spiccato 2:24
3. Allegro 2:16

Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Micaela Comberti, Miles Golding - violins
Jaap ter Linden - cello

Concerto No.2 g-moll RV 578
4. Adagio e spiccato 1:29
5. Allegro 2:26
6. Larghetto 2:35
7. Allegro 2:27

Simon Standage & Micaela Comberti - violins
Jaap ter Linden - cello

Concerto No.3 G-Dur RV 310
8. Allegro 2:16
9. Largo 1:57
10. Allegro 2:19

Simon Standage - violin

Concerto N.4 e-moll RV 550
11. Andante 2:18
12. Allegro assai 2:29
13. Adagio - Allegro 2:33

Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Micaela Comberti, Miles Golding - violins

Concerto N.5 A-Dur RV 519
14. Allegro 2:55
15. Largo 1:34
16. Allegro 2:40

Simon Standage, Miles Golding - violins

Concerto N.6 a-moll RV 356
17. Allegro 3:02
18. Largo 1:55
19. Presto 2:23

Simon Standage - violin

CD 4

Concerto N.7 F-Dur RV 567
1. Andante 3:31
2. Adagio 1:16
3. Allegro 2:29
4. Adagio - Allegro 2:11

Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Micaela Comberti, Miles Golding ? violins
Jaap ter Linden ? cello

Concerto N.8 a-moll RV 522
5. Allegro 3:33
6. Larghetto 3:42
7. Allegro 3:17

Elizabeth Wilcock, Micaela Comberti ? violins

Concerto N.9 D-Dur RV 230
8. Allegro 2:07
9. Larghetto 3:36
10. Allegro 2:04

Simon Standage - violin

Concerto N.10 h-moll RV 580
11. Allegro 3:43
12. Largo Larghetto Adagio Largo 2:13
13. Allegro 3:14

Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock, Micaela Comberti, Miles Golding ? violins
Jaap ter Linden ? cello

Concerto N.11 d-moll RV 565
14. Allegro ? Adagio spiccato e tutti ? Allegro 3:43
15. Largo e spiccato 2:22
16. Allegro 2:18

Simon Standage, Elizabeth Wilcock - violins
Jaap ter Linden ? cello

Concerto N.12 E-Dur RV 265
17. Allegro 3:25
18. Largo 3:25
19. Allegro 2:44

Simon Standage - violin

CD 5

6 Flute Concertos Opus 10

Concerto N.1 F-Dur La tempesta di mare RV 433
1. Allegro 2:55
2. Largo 1:49
3. Presto 2:07

Concerto N.2 g-moll La notte RV 439 (1729)
4. Largo 1:58
5. Presto (Fantasmi) 0:53
6. Largo 1:09
7. Presto 1:01
8. Largo (Il sonno) 1:33
9. Allegro 2:16

Concerto N.3 D-Dur Il gardellino RV 428
10. Allegro 3:59
11. Without tempo indication 3:14
12. Allegro 2:48

Concerto N.4 G-Dur RV 435
13. Allegro 2:26
14. Largo 2:10
15. Allegro 2:16

Concerto N.5 F-Dur RV 434
16. Allegro ma non tanto 3:37
17. Largo cantabile 3:49
18. Allegro 1:57

Concerto N.6 G-Dur RV 437
19. Allegro 3:58
20. Largo 1:51
21. Allegro 2:20

Lisa Beznosiuk - transverse flute

The English Concert cond. Trevor Pinnock

Compilation Viva Vivaldi 4.00 stars LP
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Concerto in B minor, Op. 3:10 - 4 violins, strings & bc
Concerto in C major, Op. 44:11 - recorder, strings & bc
Concerto in C major, Op. 46:1 - 2 trumpets, strings & bc
Concerto in G major - 2 mandolines, strings & bc
Concerto in C major - mandoline, strings & bc

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Michel Sanvoisin - recorder
Albert Calvayrac, André Bernes - trumpet
André Saint-Clivier, Christian Schneider - mandolin
Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse cond. Louis Auriacombe

Date? Concerto in A minor for Flute, Strings and BC 4.00 stars LP
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Orchestre de Chambre de la Sarre cond. Karl Ristenpart