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Winter. The Four Seasons

By Antonio Vivaldi

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Violin, Viola, Cello, String Orchestra - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741). Baroque Period, Repertoire, Technique Training, European, Recital. Individual Part, Score, Set of Parts. 73 pages. Published by Arte Nova Music Lab (S0.85049).

Item Number: S0.85049

The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives a musical expression to a season of the year. They were written about 1720 and were published in 1725 in Amsterdam, together with eight additional violin concerti, as Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione ("The Contest Between Harmony and Invention").The Four Seasons is the best known of Vivaldi's works. Unusually for the time, Vivaldi published the concerti with accompanying poems (possibly written by Vivaldi himself) that elucidated what it was about those seasons that his music was intended to evoke. It provides one of the earliest and most-detailed examples of what was later called program music—music with a narrative element.Vivaldi took great pains to relate his music to the texts of the poems, translating the poetic lines themselves directly into the music on the page. In the middle section of the Spring concerto, where the goatherd sleeps, his barking dog can be marked in the viola section. Other natural occurrences are similarly evoked. Vivaldi separated each concerto into three movements, fast-slow-fast, and likewise each linked sonnet into three sections. Taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi).

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