The Four Seasons (Dover Miniature Music Scores)

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  • ASIN: 048640644X
Author: Antonio Vivaldi
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Dover Publications
  • CatalogNumberListElement= DP16914
  • EAN: 9780486406442
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  • Edition: 0
    IsAutographed: 0
    ISBN: 048640644X
    IsMemorabilia: 0
  • Height= 840
  • Length= 609
  • Width= 26
  • Label: Dover Publications
    Manufacturer: Dover Publications
    MPN: DP16914
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 96
  • Height= 40
  • Length= 830
  • Weight= 15
  • Width= 590
  • PackageQuantity: 1
    PartNumber: DP16914
    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 1999-01-26
    Publisher: Dover Publications
    ReleaseDate: 1999-01-26
    Studio: Dover Publications
    Title: The Four Seasons (Dover Miniature Music Scores)
    UPC: 800759406449
  • UPCListElement= 800759406449
  • Product Description

    Vivaldi's violin concertos called "The Four Seasons" are among the best-known and most-loved collections of string music. Their programmatic nature, based on the lines of sonnets printed along with the music, brings seasonal sights and sounds readily and delightfully to the ear: the bird calls in "Spring," the swarms of wasps in "Summer," the hunters' horns in "Autumn," the winds and icy snow of "Winter."
    Dr. Eleanor Selfridge-Field, a recognized authority on music of the Italian Baroque, has researched primary sources in Italy to prepare this specially commissioned, authoritative new edition. Together with its excellent scores — new music plates have been prepared to create an unusually pristine and elegant edition — the volume provides a thorough introduction to Vivaldi's music and times, as well as a new English translation of the original sonnets (with a guide to their linear placement in the scores). The work appears here in full score, with bar-numbered movements. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.