CLASSICAL OPUS no.61

Antonio Vivaldi: “Winter”

アントニオ・ヴィヴァルディ:「冬 – 協奏曲第4番 イン・マイ・マイナー」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 minutes

The fourth ‘Season’ sparkles with filigrane, intoxicating dose of virtuosity, yet manages to remain both cohesive and lustrous.  It is suffused with onomatopoeic elements – the  rapidity of spine chills competes with the grind of crackly ice.  You have to give the composer credit for making this piece so deceptively free-flowing, despite it being boxed in the ‘slow-fast-slow’ straightjacket of baroque concertos.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi)

 

A REFLECTION

The winter evening settles down

With smell of steaks in passageways

Six o’clock

The burnt-out ends of smoky days

And now the gusty shower wraps

The grimy scraps

Of withered leaves about your feet

 

T.S. Eliot: “Preludes”

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