The Four Seasons. Vivaldi for children
Marko Simsa's popular production of "The Four Seasons" is now available in English for native speakers and those who would like to learn English in a nice musical way. The British actor Howard Nightingall takes us through Vivaldi's well-known masterpiece in a charming and easy-to-follow way, explaining the musical images such as the song of the birds in spring, the heat in summer, thunderstorms and dancing in autumn, and the sharp cold of winter.
A booklet with information in two languages and a vocabulary list is available.
Content: Introduction • "Spring": 1st movement - Allegro • The song of the birds • A rushing brook • Thunderstorm • The dance of the nymphs with the shepherds • "Spring": 3rd movement - Allegro • The burning heat of summer • "Summer": 1st movement - Allegro non molto • The sleeping shepherds, 2nd movement - Adagio • Stormy weather, 3rd movement - Presto • The harvest festival • "Autumn": The peasants dance to celebrate the happy harvest - The rehearsal • "Autumn": The peasants dance to celebrate the happy harvest, 1st movement - Allegro • "Winter": Trembling with cold amidst the freezing wind, 1st movement - Allegro non molto • Stamping feet • Teeth chattering • Spending quiet contented days by the fire, rain drops • "Winter": 2nd movement - Largo • A year has passed