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Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Hardcover – September, 1999


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Text: English, Italian (translation)
Original Language: Italian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is among the world's greatest cultural institutions, home to more than 3 million works of art.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company (September 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821226177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821226179
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 6.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,080,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Kaminski on August 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book, which is a combination of music/text/pictures, is an excellent way to experience Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." Many people are familiar with the music, but how many know that sonnets were printed along with it, to help give imagery to the concertos as they're heard? This book takes that idea one step further, adding prints of paintings from artists who were active during Vivaldi's lifetime. All of these prints depict scenes from the various seasons, and all can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The aforementioned sonnets appear alongside the prints, and are listed in both English and the original Italian verse.

A few notes: the music comes in the form of a CD, and it is encased in plastic on the inside back cover of the book. One should be careful when removing the plastic, because if you remove too much of it, you won't have a place to store the CD. I cut a slit a few inches down so that I can remove the CD but also return it there when finished. There is no "jewel case" for the CD. On a positive note, an extra concerto was included on the CD, which is not part of "The Four Seasons." Vivaldi's "Concerto for Mandolin" etc. (RV 425) can be found at the end of the CD, an unexpected bonus!

Four stars. A nice little combination to be experiecned together - listen to the music, read the sonnets, and view the paitings. This makes an excellent inexpensive gift for a music lover (or even for yourself)!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RON 101 on May 18, 2012
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This score is one of the easiest to follow whether in a concert hall or listening to a CD at home. One can also play directly from the score due its clear printing and spacey musical notes. This musical composition contains only 4-6 instrumental "roles" consisting of strings and bass continu; which makes it an excellent score to follow even by a newbie musician who just starts reading a full musical score;(in comparison to Berlioz's "symphonie fantastique" 5th movement, over 27 different musical instrumental roles playing simultaneously). The listener can easily find his way: bars are numbered and above the musical tones there are short descriptive sceneries comments which serve as "Mile Stones". Actually just by listening to the music one can easily navigate himself since Vivaldi's music is very descriptive and effective in creating vivid mental pictures of: storms, rain, thunder, chorus birds' songs, a dizzy drunkard; no listener will mistake one for the other.Score also contains the sonnets text, upon which the "The Four Seasons" violin concerto is based.
A slight drawback, the musical score is somewhat scanty on dynamics especially at critical stages as the climax of "thunder and lightning" in "Spring" 1st movement in bars: 44, 45, 47 (pages 4-5) "forte" instructions are omitted. Despite that fact this miniature score is still highly enjoyable and recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TULPAN on August 25, 2012
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I bought this with my intermediate students in mind. I found these arrangements quite good from musical and pianistic point of view. Well done!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jessica on March 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is truely a beautiful piece of music, is a pleasure to play
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