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Why should you listen to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"? - Betsy Schwarm


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Light, bright, and cheerful, "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi is some of the most familiar of all early 18th century music, featured in numerous films and television commercials. But what is its significance, and why does it sound that way? Betsy Schwarm uncovers the underlying narrative of this musical masterpiece.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Betsy Schwarm
  • Director Vessela Dantcheva, Ivan Bogdanov
  • Animator Vessela Dantcheva, Ivan Bogdanov
  • Illustrator Vessela Dantcheva, Ivan Bogdanov
  • Producer Vessela Dantcheva
  • Sound Designer Big Banda Soundscapers
  • Composer Antonio Vivaldi
  • Music Performance Big Banda Soundscapers
  • Narrator Betsy Schwarm

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