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Winter from "The Four Seasons" (arr. Giroux)

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Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Julie Giroux)

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General Info

Year: 1725 /
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Violin
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown




None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Published in a set of 12 concerti by Antonio Vivaldi in 1725, the first movement of Winter brilliantly captures the brisk chill of that season. The short pizzicato notes and chopping bow strokes drive home a sense of frigid temperatures, icicles, and crunching footsteps in the snow. The violin soloist represents the winter wind whipping through the trees and streets, blowing back hair and scarves with gusto.

The Julie Giroux arrangement encompasses the first movement, Allegro non troppo, from the fourth concerto, L'inverno (Winter).

- Program Note from liner notes from Klavier CD Jingle Them Bells

The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a group of four concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. These were composed around 1718−1720, when Vivaldi was the court chapel master in Mantua. They were published in 1725 in Amsterdam, together with eight additional concerti, as Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione (The Contest Between Harmony and Invention).

The fourth concerto, Winter, (L'inverno), officially entitled Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, contains three movements: Allegro non molto (in F minor); Largo (in E♭ major); and Allegro (in F minor).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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