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The Story of Great Music

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  1. Introduction

    What You Need to Begin
    5 Steps
  2. The Renaissance and Baroque Eras
    1. Renaissance
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    1 Quiz
  3. 2. Early Baroque
    11 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  4. 3. Handel
    10 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  5. 4. Bach
    13 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  6. The Classical Era
    5. Haydn
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  7. 6. Mozart
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    1 Quiz
  8. 7. Beethoven
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  9. The Romantic Era
    8. Early German Romantics
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  10. 9. French Romantics
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  11. 10. Masters of the Piano
    8 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  12. 11. Romantic Opera
    9 Steps
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    1 Quiz
  13. 12. Brahms
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    1 Quiz
  14. 13. Romantic Nationalism
    10 Steps
  15. 14. Russian Romantics
    9 Steps
  16. The 20th Century
    15. French Impressionism
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  17. 16. Finland, England, & America
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This concert performance features violinist Andrés Gabetta playing the baroque violin. He directs his Cappella Gabetta live from the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Find a comfortable seat and enjoy the concert. Andrés Gabetta is an extraordinary violinist who plays with incredible vigor and intensity. I hope you enjoy it.

The following timings apply to the concertos representing the four seasons; they are also marked inside the video.

Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring” (La primavera)

  1. Allegro (00:12)
  2. Largo e pianissimo sempre (03:03)
  3. Allegro pastorale (05:07)

Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer” (L’estate)

  1. Allegro non molto (08:44)
  2. Adagio e piano – Presto e forte (13:50)
  3. Presto (15:35)

Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “Autumn” (L’autunno)

  1. Allegro (18:16)
  2. Adagio molto (22:48)
  3. Allegro (25:35)

Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “Winter” (L’inverno)

  1. Allegro non molto (29:04)
  2. Largo (32:07)
  3. Allegro (33:54)