The Four Seasons, Spring 1st Movement-Vivaldi

The opening notes of the first movement of the “Spring” concerto composed by Antonio Vivaldi  is one of the most instantly recognized pieces of music from classical music’s Baroque period.  In fact, he wrote music during the same years as Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. (What a dream team, especially when you add Vivaldi).  After all, ” The Four Seasons”  is more of a compilation of masterworks than one single concerto. As a matter of fact, it includes four complete concerti, one named for each season.  To be precise, you are listening to the Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring)

This is a spectacular choice for a “classical” recession.  There’s an incredible feeling of majesty courtesy of the violins, which are “driving” the piece. It’s delicate yet fierce; a complex but lovely juxtaposition. The lightness and the speed of the “allegro” (fast) movement gives the piece a great “regal” sense of  love to beautifully escort you out of the chapel as partners for life. images

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