- Published on Thursday, 27 February 2014 20:28
Many composers have been inspired by nature and the seasons. Did you match up the compositions inspired by spring with their composers? Check your answers below--links to each recording are included!
Contemporary American composer AARON COPLAND used a mix of original music and traditional music from the Appalachian region for this orchestral suite.
An den Frühling (To Spring)
This is from Lyric Pieces, a set written for piano by Romantic Norwegian composer EDVARD GRIEG and dedicated to Johannes Brahms.
“La primavera” (“Spring”) from Four Seasons
Baroque Italian composer ANTONIO VIVALDI wrote this popular suite for stringed instruments. Each movement is named after one of the seasons.
Frühlingsrauschen, (Rustle of Spring)
This is the best-known piece written by another Romantic Norwegian composer: CHRISTIAN SINDING.
Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring)
Many music lovers at the first performance of this ballet were shocked by the strange dancing and sounds of the music by Contemporary Russian composer IGOR STRAVINSKY. Riots broke out at the 1913 premiere, and the police had to be called!