Boboli’s garden in Florence, the Opera Festival 2011 August 2nd gives space to “Le stagioni”.
It constitutes a part of a series of 12 concerts, wich form the “Cimento dell’armonia e dell’invenzione” written and composed by Vivaldi in 1725.
The stagioni are splitted in three parts; the first and the third are characterized by a time of “allegro and presto”; although the half-away part is characterized by a time of “adagio and largo”.
Every concert concern to one of the season: spring, summer, autumn, winter. It’s abput a typical example of theme music, or rather, compositions mainly descriptive.
La “primavera” is a concert for violins, bow and harpsichords. The “estate” is a concert for violins, bow and harpsichords as the “primavera” but the difference is in the tone, more rithmyc than the first season and it reflect better what the real summer is.
Autumn is a concert for bow and harpsichords and describe the figure of the romans god Bacco: it describe the period from the grape picking to the hunting period. The last event, the Winter is a concert only for violins and bow; it was written to be played in churches because there are pastoral rythms, for not disturbe prayers.