10 of Vivaldi’s greatest pieces of music – Classic FM

21 April 2021, 13:32

Vivaldi’s best pieces of music
Vivaldi’s best pieces of music. Picture: Getty

From The Four Seasons to the opera L’Olimpiade, here are some of the Baroque composer’s finest pieces of music.

Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi may have been born over 340 years ago, but his music remains at the heart of the classical music canon.

His iconic set of four violin concertos depicting the weathers of different times of the year, The Four Seasons, seems to have remained as vital and urgent to our ears as when it was composed in 1723. And it still inspires new works three-and-a-half centuries on – like Max Richter’s powerful Recomposed: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, which, released in 2012, makes