vivaldi既 four seasons.....我要作篇野......(快10點!)

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要寫一份report in200-300字 to describe"Four seasons or 其中一個movement........有D hints:

1.Who is the composer?(vivaldi)

2.What type of work is it?(Concerto)

What kind of instruments are used?

4.What is special in the music?

5.What is described in the music,how?

6Do you like it?Why?

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  • John
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni in the original Italian) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music.

    The concertos were first published in 1725 as part of a set of twelve, Vivaldi's Op. 8, entitled Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione (The Contest of Harmony and Invention). The first four concertos were designated Le quattro stagioni, each being named after a season. Each one is in three movements, with a slow movement between two faster ones.

    Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring)

    Allegro

    Largo

    Allegro

    Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

    Allegro non molto

    Adagio e piano - Presto e forte

    Presto

    Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn)

    Allegro

    Adagio molto

    Allegro

    Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)

    Allegro non molto

    Largo

    Allegro

    The texture of each concerto is varied, resembling its respective season. For example, "Winter" is dark and sombre, whereas "Summer" invokes a thunderstorm in its final movement.

    Vivaldi wrote four sonnets, to be read with the four concertos. The sonnets are as follows in the original Italian with an English translation:

    Italian

    English

    La Primavera

    Spring

    Allegro

    Giunt' è la Primavera e festosetti

    La Salutan gl' Augei con lieto canto,

    E i fonti allo Spirar de' Zeffiretti

    Con dolce mormorio Scorrono intanto:

    Vengon' coprendo l' aer di nero amanto

    E Lampi, e tuoni ad annuntiarla eletti

    Indi tacendo questi, gl' Augelletti;

    Tornan' di nuovo al lor canoro incanto:

    Largo

    E quindi sul fiorito ameno prato

    Al caro mormorio di fronde e piante

    Dorme 'l Caprar col fido can' à lato.

    Allegro

    Di pastoral Zampogna al suon festante

    Danzan Ninfe e Pastor nel tetto amato

    Di primavera all' apparir brillante.

    Allegro

    Springtime is upon us.

    The birds celebrate her return with festive song,

    and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes.

    Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar, casting their dark mantle over heaven,

    Then they die away to silence, and the birds take up their charming songs once more.

    Largo

    On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches rustling overhead, the goat-herd sleeps, his faithful dog beside him.

    Allegro

    Led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes, nymphs and shepherds lightly dance beneath the brilliant canopy of spring

  • hl_so
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Plagiarizing is not an answer. Shame on you!

  • 1 decade ago

    Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741), nicknamed The Red Priest for his flaming hair, was a Venetian priest and baroque music composer, as well as a famous violinist. The Four Seasons, a series of four violin concertos, are his best known works and highly popular Baroque music pieces.

    The Four Seasons, Le Quattro Stagioni in Italian, was published in 1723 and is a set of four violin concertos depicting natural scenes in music. The inspiration for them was probably the countryside around Mantua.

    While song and opera tie music closely to words, instrumental music at best reflects an abstract overall mood, but with the Four Seasons Vivaldi decisively bridged that gap. Each of the four concertos is prefaced by a sonnet (presumably written by the composer) full of allusions ripe for sonic depiction. Thus, the first greets Spring with a profusion of birds - of different species, each specifically characterised, the breath of gentle breezes, a murmuring stream, swaying plants, a goatherd lulled to sleep, and barking dogs. (Summer brings torrid heat, buzzing mosquitoes and a violent storm; Fall a harvest celebration, sleeping drunkards and hunting parties - both from the hunter's and the prey's point of view, and Winter chattering teeth, stamping feet, children ice-skating, burning fires, and, for a zesty conclusion, a howling windstorm.)

    Not only are the individual verses printed in the score alongside the music they are intended to depict but Vivaldi adds further phrases ("the barking dog," "the tears of the peasant boy," "the drunkard") to clarify specific allusions. His music depicts some rather literally (accurate imitations of specific bird calls and pizzicato raindrops) and others metaphorically (dissonance to underline a winter chill, rapid scales to portray swirling winds.) While the Four Seasons may have originated as a routine assignment for girls in a convent to play before well-heeled patrons, Vivaldi clearly poured his heart and soul into this work.

    In essence, the pieces resembled an early example of a tone poem, where he attempted to capture all the moods of the four seasons without the use of percussion to dramatize the effects he sought to portray.

    Each concerto is in three movements, with a slow movement between two faster ones. The texture of each concerto is varied, resembling its respective season. For example, "Winter" is dark and sombre, whereas "Summer" invokes a thunderstorm in its final movement.

    The Four Seasons is one of the most popular classical pieces and have been performed by hundreds of orchestras and ensembles, big or small. Some use modern instruments while some use period pieces in am attempt to recreate the piece as Vivaldi himself would have heard it, using harpsichord instead of piano, for example. Orchestral versions may modernize the phrasing, thicken the sound and flesh out harmonies, whereas the small ensembles used only a dozen or so players and respected the original score, played only with a solo violin, first and second violins, viola, and continuo (the harmonic base, generally comprising a cello plus one or more of a string bass, organ, harpsichord or guitar). Some performance may use other instruments such as lute,harp, highland pipes, tambourine, accordion, horn, synthesizer, citterns, pizzicato strings and even percussion.

    http://inkpot.com/classical/vivaldiseasons.html

    has a lot of comments on how the people like the music. You can use as reference and see which one is similar to what you think.

    This should be more than enough information for you!!!

    Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivaldi, www.classicalnotes.net/classics/vivaldi.html, http://inkpot.com/classical/vivaldiseasons.html
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