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Vivaldi - Summer (Seasons) - for violin and piano

Vivaldi - Summer (Seasons) - for violin and piano. You can download the PDF sheet music Vivaldi - Summer (Seasons) - for violin and piano on this page.

ANTONIO VIVALDI - Le quattro stagioni Die vier Jahreszeiten • The Four Seasons • Les Quatre Saisons

Concerto in sol minore

(g-moll • in G minor • en sol mineur) RV 315 L'estate (Der Sommer • Summer • L'Eté)

  1. Allegro non molto — Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Presto

Man and animal ate suffering from the almost inexorable heat. Only the cuckoo -alter the initial ritornello of this concerto is calling then there is depicted again the complete lassitude of men and animals. Chirping of the birds and zephyr rush bring relief, but thereafter a violent north wind sets in, the shepherd begins his complaints but they are drowned by the awful noise of the storm, which continues until the end of the movement.

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Instrument part: 10 pages. 190 K


Piano part: 17 pages. 367 K


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To eliminate all doubt about what he wanted to 'paint', Vivaldi wrote letters at the edge of individual episodes of the poems and had them appear in the score of each violin concerto. This allows us to see exactly the bars in which the three solo violin imitate birds singing, how the spring murmur, the air rustles and the thunder rolls.

The second movement, as it were, provides a three-dimensional musical portrait: the tutti violins with their tiny tone steps illustrate the almost imperceptible movement of rustling leaves, the viola reflects the barking shepherd dog, and the gentle lullaby of dosing shepherds can be recognised in the solo violins. But whoever is satisfied with reading the four sonnets (insignificant literary work) has only understood half of Vivaldi's intentions: in the score, he added other abbreviated notes to serve as aids to playing and interpretations (e.g. 'L'Ubriaco' = 'The drunkard') - these allow the soloist a rhythmically free, actually 'drunken' style of playing which makes them stand out from the rhythmic firmness of the main theme, the so-called ritornello, and illustrate the 'programm'.

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