Classical Music Appreciation: A Lesson on Vivaldi with Composer William D. Caballero

Posted: January 23, 2011 in Sessions

Lyrics Lounge - Musical Form and Historical Analysis of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

Lyrics Lounge: Session XII

January 21, 2011

Welcome back! Yay. Lyrics Lounge made it to its third season, and it’s going stronger than ever. Despite the cold of the outdoors, Lyrics Lounge staff and student participants manage to keep it burning like hot fire indoors at ETC, our home and movement headquarters. We opened the third season in a major way. Students came from all over Harlem to be a part of the scene on Friday, January 21. However, what’s most awesome is that they came running for classical music. That’s right. Our main attraction at the season opener was a rendition of Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, as interpreted by award-winning composer and filmmaker William D. Caballero. Our theme for the day was “Classical Music Appreciation.” As far as the happenings, William opened with a performance of the first movement (Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, Ryom Verzeichnis 269, “La primavera” (Spring)) on violin. Then, the floor was opened to students’ questions. Finally, Lyrics Lounge ended with students freestyling to William improvising on the violin. Slammin’.

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