||The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni in original Italian) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, they are his best-known work, and are among the most popular pieces of the Baroque style of classical music. The four concertos were written to go along with four sonnets. Though it is not known who wrote these sonnets there is a theory that Vivaldi wrote them himself. Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) is featured in this tone, and here is the English translation of the accompanying sonnet: 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.