Wednesday Music: Vivaldi’s ‘Autumn’ From The Four Seasons

Recently I’ve had the strange urge to play music by Vivaldi. I have played his music in the past, but recently I really have wanted to play the pieces that make up The Four Seasons. I’ve featured Vivaldi’s music on my Wednesday Music posts before (Summer!) and since there was a recent change of the seasons (hello, fall), today’s piece is Autumn, or L’autunno in Italian. It’s more properly known as Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293. Here’s a bit about the piece.

  • As you probably have guessed, Autumn is one of four pieces meant to evoke the four seasons of the year.
  • All four of the pieces have poetry to go with them. Vivaldi also included random little instructions. The one for Autumn is in the second movement and says, “the drunkards have fallen asleep.”
  • This piece is actually a violin concerto, as there is a solo violin part. See why I’m so keen on learning to play it?


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