Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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The Katherine Jenkins Collection - Three Baroque Giants
7. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi was without a doubt one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era, influencing other composers and performers all over Europe. The Four Seasons remains his best known composition. The music is accompanied by beautiful Italian sonnets, written - possibly - by Vivaldi himself, after he was inspired by painter Marco Ricci's paintings of the seasons. It's even customary in some concerts that a narrator reads the poems before the performance, to bring the musical story to life.