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"Spring" from The Four Seasons


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Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Violin Concertos Through the Ages

Concertos got their start in 17th century Italy. The history of violin concertos follows the history of great violinists.

Track list:
Vivaldi: “Autumn” from The Four Seasons
Bach: Violin Concerto in E Major
Haydn: Violin Concerto in C Major
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e minor
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
Bruch: Violin Concerto #1
O'Connor: Fiddle Concerto
Vivaldi: “Spring” from The Four Seasons

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. A concerto is a piece of music in which one or more solo instruments plays with a larger group.



2.Which of the following did Franz Joseph Haydn NOT do?

conduct an orchestra

play the violin

write music

arrange concerts

play the saxophone

3. Who was the greatest violinist in the last half of the 19th century?

Joshua Bell

Sarah Chang

Joseph Joachim

Isaac Stern

Antonio Stradivari

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