Vivaldi: Concerto in F major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 293, Op. 8, No. 3, “Autumn” from The Four Seasons
SOMETHING TO KNOW:
Vivaldi integrated poetry (perhaps written by the composer himself) into the score of his Four Seasons concertos, marking each distinctive musical texture and figure with descriptive pieces of verse.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN FOR:
The three movements of “Autumn” each describe a scene: dancing and singing after a bountiful harvest, sleeping in the cool fall air, and a galloping hunt with guns and dogs.
Recorded live in Alice Tully Hall on December 5, 2014.
Video produced by Ibis Productions.