Though the bright sunny days, hot sultry weather and lush verdant plantlife are undoubtedly Summer’s most popular qualities, what would they be without the season’s other defining trait, the stormy tempest, to contrast with? Here in the final movement of Vivaldi’s Summer, does the composer not give a finale conveying magnificently the summer squall, with its cracking thunder, raging winds and thrashing, pouring rain?
Antonio Vivaldi, Violin Concerto In G Minor, Op. 8/2, RV 315
The Four Seasons: “Summer”, III: Presto
performed by Giuliano Carmignola (on violin), Andrea Marcon (conducting), and the Venice Baroque Orchestra