Playlist: 10 Classical Works to Put a Little Spring in Your Step

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.

Hearing These Merry Lads Sing “Now Is the Month of Maying” Is the Best Way to Start Your Month

In May, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and the weather is perfect for singing outdoors. Or if you’re not much of a singer yourself, May is the perfect time to hear the “merry lads” of the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School sing outdoors. On a trip to Bad Tölz, in Bavaria, Germany, the group treated a crowd …

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Us Sooner That Vivaldi Arranged His “Spring” Concerto for Chorus!?!?

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.