View Full Version : Q:What other pieces similar to Vivaldi's Summer Presto?

Jul-26-2004, 01:39

First off I'm glad I found this group, it looks promising!

I wanted to show some young folks how much driving strong rythms are within classical / baroque music.

I played the summer presto from Vivaldi and a few other selections from the four seasons. On many pieces of the Four Seasons Vivaldi used many of the strings as a drum track! They drove home a rythm that was as driving as modern rock but with inifinitly more amazing music over the top.

What other pieces by what other composers might I look to to find more orchestral , concerto etc pieces where an almost modern sounding driving rythm is found in the strings? Such as what we hear on the Presto's of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi?