Spring (La Primavera) by Antonio Vivaldi

Back in 2017, our Ensemble performed the 1st Movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 8, RV 269, more commonly known as “Spring.”  This week, it’s finally felt like spring, with sunshine, warmer weather, and budding flowers and trees, so I thought I’d share a performance of this classic Vivaldi concerto that I particularly enjoy.  I love the Baroque tuning (a half step lower than the tuning we use today), the Baroque tempo and articulations, and the implementation of Baroque-period instruments throughout the ensemble.  Enjoy!