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Antonio Vivaldi
"Spring" from The Four Seasons

 

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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Spring Music

Vivaldi is not the only composer who wrote music about the seasons, or about spring. Many other composers wrote springtime music.

Track list:
Morley: It was a Lover and his Lass
Schumann: Symphony #1 (Spring)
Mendelssohn: “Spring Song” from Songs Without Words
Beethoven: Violin Sonata #5
Glazunov: The Seasons
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Strauss: Voices of Spring
Orff: “Ecce Gratum” from Carmina Burana
Vivaldi: “Spring” from The Four Seasons

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which of the following composers did NOT write a piece called Spring?

Robert Schumann

Felix Mendelssohn

Ludwig van Beethoven

Igor Stravinsky

Leonard Bernstein


2.Who wrote Appalachian Spring?

Leonard Bernstein

John Williams

Charles Ives

Aaron Copland

Scott Joplin


3. Who wrote The Rite of Spring?

Igor Stravinsky

Alexander Borodin

Modest Mussorgsky

Sergei Prokofiev

Dmitri Kabalevsky


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