Happy first day of spring!
Originally posted on Kurt Nemes' Classical Music Almanac:
Happy Spring! Spring is my favorite season. Here, in DC where I live, it’s a bit slow in coming. The cherry blossoms around the tidal basin and along the Potomac River haven’t yet opened. So for the next few posts, I’ll be writing about pieces with a Spring theme. I’m going to start with the eponymous concerto from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
So what can you say about one of the most overplayed pieces of classical music of all times? Sure, it’s uplifting; sure it has a catchy tune; sure it captures wonder and joy of natures reinvention of itself in March. Oddly enough, I didn’t buy a copy of it until my mid 30s, and that was a used vinyl LP at a church sale. You don’t really need your own. Just wait until the 20th of March and tune to your local classical radio station and you will…
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