10 Classical works to put a little spring in your step

By Stephen Raskauskas |

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Composers have been inspired by all aspects of nature, and the changing of the seasons is no exception. As the weather warms up and the birds begin to chirp, here are some classical works to put a little spring in your step.

1. Verdi’s “Spring” from the Four Seasons ballet in “I Vespri Sicilian”

2. Vivaldi’s Spring from “The Four Seasons”

3. Astor Piazzolla’s “Primavera porteña”

4. Glazunov’s Spring from “The Seasons” ballet, Op.67

5. Lili Boulanger’s “D’un matin de printemps”

6. Shostakovich’s Spring Waltz from Ballet Suite No. 2

7. Debussy’s “Printemps,” II. Modéré

8. Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op.38, “Spring”

9. Milhaud’s Concerino de printemps, Op. 135

10. Respighi’s “La Primavera” from Botticelli Triptych