The Four Seasons 🎻
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The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni) is a group of four violin concerti by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. -Wikipedia. This kinetic sculpture pays it tribute!
I've always loved Vivaldi's piece, The Four Seasons, and I believed that a representation of it in Lego would be a beautiful tribute to this great composer's most famous work: the harmony of nature and the instrument interwoven in rapturous melody.
The build consists of two of the stringed instruments the piece is traditionally performed with—a cello accompanied by two violins—in front of a kinetic display of the four seasons. Any of three crankshafts at the back can be turned to rotate the four dioramas in opposing motion.
Accompanying the piece was a set of Sonnets. The Spring sonnet in English begins as follows:
"Springtime is upon us.
The birds celebrate her return with festive song,
and murmuring streams are
softly caressed by the breezes.
Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar,
casting their dark mantle over heaven,
Then they die away to silence,
and the birds take up their charming songs once more."
Though it may not always be the most popular or trendy music, great classics such as this will be the music that truly stands the test of time.
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