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Antonio Vivaldi:

Poetry and Sound Effects in Vivaldi's Spring Concerto

Vivaldi based each of his The Four Seasons concertos on a set of sonnets -- poems. The music in each of the Four Seasons describes exactly what's going on in the poems. "Spring" includes birds, brooks, breezes and thunderstorms. See how many of those you can hear in Vivaldi's music.

Music heard in this episode:

Vivaldi: "Spring" from The Four Seasons

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About Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concertos Through the Ages
Spring Music

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This Week's Quiz!

Each of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons concertos is based on a sonnet. What is a sonnet?

 A song with a chorus

 An essay

 A poem with 14 lines

 A book

What instrument does Vivaldi use for the goatherd's barking dog?

 Violin

 Clarinet

 Piano

 Viola

Program music tells a story without words.

 True

 False

Classics For Kids

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Antonio Vivaldi:

Poetry and Sound Effects in Vivaldi's Spring Concerto

Vivaldi based each of his The Four Seasons concertos on a set of sonnets -- poems. The music in each of the Four Seasons describes exactly what's going on in the poems. "Spring" includes birds, brooks, breezes and thunderstorms. See how many of those you can hear in Vivaldi's music.

Music heard in this episode:

Vivaldi: "Spring" from The Four Seasons

More shows about Antonio Vivaldi

About Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Concertos Through the Ages
Spring Music

Learn more about Antonio Vivaldi

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz!

Each of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons concertos is based on a sonnet. What is a sonnet?

 A song with a chorus

 An essay

 A poem with 14 lines

 A book

What instrument does Vivaldi use for the goatherd's barking dog?

 Violin

 Clarinet

 Piano

 Viola

Program music tells a story without words.

 True

 False

 

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