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Antonio
               Vivaldi
The Four Seasons - Winter
EXPLORE
EXPLORE

The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723
EXPLORE

The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723

It is a collection of...
EXPLORE

The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723

It is a collection of...
EXPLORE

The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723

It is a collection of...
EXPLORE

The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723

It is a collection of...
EXPLORE
The first movement of winter (L’inverno) is called
Allegro non molto and here is the sonnet for this part of
the m...
EXPLORE
The first movement of winter (L’inverno) is called
Allegro non molto and here is the sonnet for this part of
the m...
EXPLORE
The first movement of winter (L’inverno) is called
Allegro non molto and here is the sonnet for this part of
the m...
To tremble from cold in the icy snow
To run, stamping one's feet every moment
EXPERIENCE


Vivaldi uses many special musical effects that are
especially well suited to string instruments in his music....
RESPOND

On the following two pages are grids containing a list of
musical concepts
RESPOND

On the following two pages are grids containing a list of
musical concepts


We will listen to two different work...
Concepts          Excerpt 1 only   Excerpt 2 Only   Common to both
TIMBRE
Pizzicato
Echo
Arco
Sul Ponticello
STYLES/FORMS
...
Concepts          Excerpt 1 only   Excerpt 2 Only   Common to both
  TIMBRE
  Pizzicato
  Echo
  Arco
  Sul Ponticello
  S...
Concepts          Excerpt 1 only   Excerpt 2 Only   Common to both
  TIMBRE
  Pizzicato
  Echo
  Arco
  Sul Ponticello
  S...
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  1. 1. Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons - Winter
  2. 2. EXPLORE
  3. 3. EXPLORE The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723
  4. 4. EXPLORE The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723 It is a collection of four violin concertos each representing a different season of the year
  5. 5. EXPLORE The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723 It is a collection of four violin concertos each representing a different season of the year The music was written to go along with four sonnets
  6. 6. EXPLORE The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723 It is a collection of four violin concertos each representing a different season of the year The music was written to go along with four sonnets Nobody really knows who wrote these sonnets but many historians think it must have been Vivaldi himself as the text is so specific to the music that he actually writes it in the score as it is happening in the music
  7. 7. EXPLORE The Four Seasons was written by the Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) in 1723 It is a collection of four violin concertos each representing a different season of the year The music was written to go along with four sonnets Nobody really knows who wrote these sonnets but many historians think it must have been Vivaldi himself as the text is so specific to the music that he actually writes it in the score as it is happening in the music This is an excellent example of programme music
  8. 8. EXPLORE The first movement of winter (L’inverno) is called Allegro non molto and here is the sonnet for this part of the music:
  9. 9. EXPLORE The first movement of winter (L’inverno) is called Allegro non molto and here is the sonnet for this part of the music: Aggiacciato tremar trà nevi algenti To tremble from cold in the icy snow, Al Severo Spirar d' orrido Vento, In the harsh breath of a horrid wind; Correr battendo i piedi ogni momento; To run, stamping one's feet every moment, E pel Soverchio gel batter i denti; Our teeth chattering in the extreme cold
  10. 10. EXPLORE The first movement of winter (L’inverno) is called Allegro non molto and here is the sonnet for this part of the music: Aggiacciato tremar trà nevi algenti To tremble from cold in the icy snow, Al Severo Spirar d' orrido Vento, In the harsh breath of a horrid wind; Correr battendo i piedi ogni momento; To run, stamping one's feet every moment, E pel Soverchio gel batter i denti; Our teeth chattering in the extreme cold Now let’s listen and see each line as it appears in the score:
  11. 11. To tremble from cold in the icy snow
  12. 12. In the harsh breath of a horrid wind
  13. 13. To run, stamping one's feet every moment
  14. 14. Our teeth chattering in the extreme cold
  15. 15. EXPERIENCE Vivaldi uses many special musical effects that are especially well suited to string instruments in his music. Watch William Chandler, Associate Leader of the RSNO talking about these effects as well as some extras that performers use today.
  16. 16. RESPOND
  17. 17. RESPOND On the following two pages are grids containing a list of musical concepts
  18. 18. RESPOND On the following two pages are grids containing a list of musical concepts We will listen to two different works also composed by Antonio Vivaldi and you have to work out which concepts belong to excerpt one or two and which concepts are common to them both (or neither)
  19. 19. RESPOND On the following two pages are grids containing a list of musical concepts We will listen to two different works also composed by Antonio Vivaldi and you have to work out which concepts belong to excerpt one or two and which concepts are common to them both (or neither) Have a look at the list of concepts before we listen to the musical excerpts:
  20. 20. Concepts Excerpt 1 only Excerpt 2 Only Common to both MELODIC & HARMONIC Microtone Major Tonality Mordent Minor Tonality RHYTHMIC Irregular Metres Anacrusis Simple Time Hemiola STRUCTURAL Ostinato Alberti Bass Basso Continuo Polyphony
  21. 21. Concepts Excerpt 1 only Excerpt 2 Only Common to both TIMBRE Pizzicato Echo Arco Sul Ponticello STYLES/FORMS Concerto Neo-Classical Concerto Grosso Baroque
  22. 22. Concepts Excerpt 1 only Excerpt 2 Only Common to both TIMBRE Pizzicato Echo Arco Sul Ponticello STYLES/FORMS Concerto Neo-Classical Concerto Grosso Baroque There is a maximum of two correct answers in each section for each excerpt
  23. 23. Concepts Excerpt 1 only Excerpt 2 Only Common to both TIMBRE Pizzicato Echo Arco Sul Ponticello STYLES/FORMS Concerto Neo-Classical Concerto Grosso Baroque There is a maximum of two correct answers in each section for each excerpt Here are the excerpts: Excerpt 1: Excerpt 2:

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