Since it’s currently summertime, I wanted to take this opportunity to delve into The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, specifically the “summer” movement.
This is a Baroque-era concerto in a set of four concerto, each with its own season/theme: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
This will be a long-running series – each season I am going to examine the corresponding concerto, finishing with Spring next year, the most famous of the set of concertos. Today we’ll be specifically talking about the genre “program music” and how “Summer” demonstrates it.
Let’s get started!