The four seasons (italian: le quattro stagioni) is a group of four violin concerti by italian composer antonio vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year they were written around 1721 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. Vivaldi's four seasons is filled with many sound pictures that in later publications, vivaldi described in what may be some of the most early program notes - from the barking of the hunt dog to the north wind blowing to the swallow chirping in summer - and the europa galante captures them most artistically and emotionally. Vivaldi's the four seasons truly stands the test of time it's also the best album of 1725 one sits in a chair sipping on the finest wine and watches the embers of the fireplace fill the room with a smoky glisten to them.
Podger and her team have been generous too, adding three further vivaldi concertos, all of which have been realised with an equal ear to the scorings’ possibilities for timbral flair even had they not done, though, this still would have been a four seasons to covet and keep.
Antonio does not end the song there, but on the soft note of the first frost this song is long enough, just like the fall season itself winter: this song starts off on a very gentle note.
The four seasons, the most popular baroque music in history, was composed by antonio vivaldi in 1723 he was an italian baroque composer who was born in 1678 in venice he is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin.
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The four seasons alone do not add up to a well-filled disc but there is a bonus cd, a showcase sampler with tracks from existing recordings and others not previously issued – alessandro scarlatti, bach and vivaldi, his op 3 no 11 concerto grosso concerto italiano’s high reputation has rested on their recordings of baroque music (instrumental and vocal) but the final tracks of rossini signal their rewarding venture into pastures new.
Antonio lucio vivaldi, nicknamed il prete rosso (the red priest) because of his red hair, was an italian baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist, born in venice recognized as one of the greatest baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over europe.