The Four Seasons
Up 4. Highest of Vivaldi's 3 entries.
With The Four Seasons rediscovered only in the twentieth century, we have not one, not two, but three sets of titles. There are the original twelve concertos called 'the contest between harmony and invention'. There's the first four of those, our heroes The Four Seasons; and then there are the occasional half-titles, spotted around the works. For even more colour, the second movement of Spring is part-labelled 'the barking dog'; while one section of autumn says 'the drunks have fallen asleep'.
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