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This month, Classics for Kids features Antonio Vivaldi.
This week's show is Poetry and Sound Effects in Vivaldi's Spring Concerto
Vivaldi based each of his The Four Seasons concertos on a set of sonnets -- poems. The music in each of the Four Seasons describes exactly what's going on in the poems. "Spring" includes birds, brooks, breezes and thunderstorms. See how many of those you can hear in Vivaldi's music.
Classics for Kids is sponsored by The Charles H. Dater Foundation