The Four Seasons Violin

The Four Seasons Violin
  • The 'Four Seasons' complete set as advertised, is exceptional as to clarity and high quality print. The pages are arranged as to allow easy transition from one set to the next. I highly recommend this Classics Volume for the advanced violinist who can expand his or her performance. This is not a body of work for the 'wanna be' classical violinist.
  • One of the most famous and well-loved of all baroque works, the four seasons are the first of 12 concerti that make up Il Cemento Dell'armonia e dell'inventione ( The Contest of Harmony and Invention). There were originally written for solo violin and orchestra.

The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 2, RV 315, 'L'estate' (Summer): I. Danza pastorale: Allegro non molto. By Antonio Vivaldi Jindrich Pazdera, Accademia Ziliniana. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons; Violin Concertos RV. 522, 565, 516 Antonio Vivaldi (Composer), Alexander Titov (Conductor), Classic Music Studio (Orchestra), & Format: Audio CD. 4.8 out of 5 stars 335 ratings. Amazon's Choice highlights highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately.

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was one of the most significant Italian composers during the Baroque era. Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, a set of four violin concertos for solo violin, strings and basso continuo, was first published in 1725 as part of a set of twelve concerti, Op. 8.The Four Seasons is found at beginning of Op. 8, and Vivaldi entitled this collection of 12 concertos Il cimento dell-armonia e dell'inventione (“The Contest between Harmony and Invention”). The programmatic The Four Seasons concertos depict sounds associated with the seasons such as music that imitates the sounds of birds in the movement entitled Spring, and music that depicts the sound of a cold, icy wind in the movement entitled Winter.[1]

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[1]Talbot, Michael and Ryom, Peter. 'Antonio Vivaldi,' The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Ed. Stanley Sadie. London : Macmillian, 1980. 20:31-46.

Vivaldi Four Seasons Score

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The Four Seasons Violin Sheet Music