Concerto RV 315, Op. 8, No. 2 L'Estate (II : Adagio) -- Urtext
Four Seasons - Summer- Concerto in G minor - Second MovementThis Adagio is the second of three movements in the Concerto RV 315, Op. 8, No. 2 (L'Estate) by Antonio Vivaldi.
This concerto is part of Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons [Le quattro stagioni], a series of four concertos part of Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione [The Contest of Harmony and Invention].
Each concerto in the Four Seasons is associated to a sonnet probably written by Vivaldi himself.
The verses corresponding to the Adagio of the Summer concerto are as follows :
Toglie alle membra lasse il Suo riposo
Il timore de' Lampi, e tuoni fieri
E de mosche, e mossoni il Stuol furioso!
[The fear of lightning and fierce thunder
Robs his tired limbs of rest
As gnats and flies buzz furiously around.]
Duration : 02:06
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