I love this piece so much. Every time I listen to it, it's always fresh. It's got some of the most beautiful simple melodies. Vivaldi really was the beginning of everything. He came before Bach, before Mozart, Beethoven. He is the epitome of the Baroque composers. In my heart, "The Four Seasons" are the jewels of the whole Vivaldi repertoire.
I don't know of any other composer who was so specific in wanting certain images portrayed in the music - in not only giving it to you a guideline, but actually pinpointing each section, and giving: an image of a certain animal, and a certain emotion, to go along with the music.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sarah Chang wonderful music video: Vivaldi Four Seasons
Like five minutes of inhaling refreshing air: beauty of Sarah Chang, beauty of Vivaldi, Chang's commentary on the music: