Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Le Stagioni are part of the twelve concerts constituents " Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'invenzione op. 8 ", composed by Antonio Vivaldi in 1725. Each of the four concerts that make up "Le Stagioni”(The Seasons) is divided into three movements, of which two, the first and third are in tempo di allegro o presto, while the intermediate is characterized by tempo di adagio o largo, according to a Vivaldi that adopted for most of his concerts.
Each concert includes one of the four seasons: "Spring", the 'Summer', the 'Autumn' and 'Winter'. This is a typical example of program music, that is, compositions of purely descriptive. For example, the 'Winter' is often painted with black and gloomy, unlike the 'Summer "evokes the oppressive heat, or a storm in its last movement. Vivaldi prepared four sonnets, for a concert.