The Catholic Church and the northern Italian city of Ferrara are making their peace with Antonio Vivaldi nearly 300 years after the city’s archbishop effectively canceled the staging of one of his operas.
Actress and comedian Retta grabbed classical music lovers’ attention when she appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show, Conan when she revealed that she loves to treat herself to classical music. We spoke with Retta to find out what classical works she wants you to treat yo self to and why.
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.
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are some of the most frequently performed and instantly recognizable classical works today. The four concertos – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – were first published in 1725 in a larger collection of concertos called The Contest Between Harmony and Invention.