I have a guitar student who is seventy years old. One day he brought to our lesson the melody of the middle part of “Winter”. He found a simple outline of the tune and wanted to play it on guitar. He also brought warm memories from the times he was a little child in Argentina, went to a park concert with his father and heard the Four Seasons for the first time. He was simply enchanted by listening and watching the performance.
His story brought me back to this wonderful work by Vivaldi and I started exploring it, listening to different recordings an endless number of times, digging into the score, singing parts of it with other students.
There are so many inventive ideas in those four concerti. This music somehow touches the souls of many people, who are not necessarily fans of Classical or Baroque music. It’s simply beautiful.