Vivaldi Flute

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The Vivaldi Minor Flute is a tribute to classical musician Antonio Vivaldi from Venice Italy, who was a virtuoso on the violin playing all around Europe and impressing royalty and the Pope with his gift of. Yellow paint brush stroke png. Vivaldi, Antonio Spring from 'The Four Seasons' Sheet music for Flute - 8notes.com.

Tune of the Day: Allegro from Winter

from “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi, arranged for solo flute

Today we present the third and final movement from Antonio Vivaldi's violin concerto Winter, which is part of the famous set known as The Four Seasons. This Allegro begins slowly, as if to convey one's bracing for the cold. Gradually the music comes to life, but with frosty swirls and the wind howling and chilling. The pacing slows in the latter half as another dark mood threatens to overtake the proceedings, but the music suddenly springs to life with great vigor, and the work ends in a positive, if somewhat tense mood.

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Here is the sonnet that goes along with this movement:

Walking on ice, and moving cautiously,
With slow steps, for fear of falling;
Spinning around, slipping, falling down,
Again walking on ice and running fast
Until the ice cracks and splits;
Hearing Sirocco, Boreas, and all the winds at war
Burst forth from the bolted doors
This is winter, which nonetheless brings joy.

Thanks to Benny for requesting this movement!

Tune of the Day: Summer

from “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi

Just like the other three concertos that compose The Four Seasons, “Summer” (“L'estate” in Italian) is made up of three movements, following the usual fast-slow-fast scheme, and is accompanied by a sonnet:

Beneath the blazing sun's relentless heat
men and flocks are sweltering, pines are scorched;
we hear the cuckoo's voice, then sweet songs
of the turtle dove and finch are heard.
Soft breezes stir the air, but threatening
north wind sweeps them suddenly aside.
The shepherd trembles,
fearful of violent storm and what may lie ahead.

His limbs are now awakened from their repose
by fear of lightning's flash and thunder's roar,
as gnats and flies buzz furiously around.

Alas, his worst fears were justified,
as the heavens roar and great hailstones
beat down upon the proudly standing wheat.

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As you can see, the final movement evokes a thunderstorm, which is why it is often dubbed “Storm”.