and the Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 to 1741) was born in Italy, and was a BAROQUE style composer and violinist. His dad, Giovanni, taught him how to play the violin when he was a very young boy. Vivaldi taught music to young girls in an orphanage and composed lots of music for them!
His most famous work is the music he composed for the four seasons of the year: "The Four Seasons." The concertos are accompanied by poems that describe each season and the changes that are taking place.
For each season, there are three parts. The parts are titled with Italian words such as Allegro (joyfully) or Largo (slowly). These Italian words indicate the TEMPO of the piece—how fast or slow it should be played.