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12 original listening maps that make “The Four Seasons” easy to understand. Antonio Vivaldi wanted to describe pictures of nature and people during the seasons. The material offered and the suggestions for teaching were designed for 3rd-6th grade but may be used for younger or older children and adults as well.

A historical introduction about Vivaldi and his era, explanations on how to follow the maps and suggestions for creative teaching in music, the arts and movement are also included (pages 5-18).

The Listening maps and the teaching suggestions can be used by:

  • music teachers working in general schools, in music schools or in private studios.
  • every teacher who would like to plan writing, moving or painting activities with his/her students inspired by the Four Seasons.
  • parents who would like to listen to this piece of music with their children.

For Spring 1, Summer 1, Autumn 3, Winter 1 I created:

  • A coloured map with pictures drawn by an artist.
  • The same map in black & white processed so that it can be reproduced in a more user-friendly manner than it would be if you simply selected the b&w option of printer for the coloured map.
  • A map without the pictures. Children are asked to draw them as they wish. (Spring 1, Summer 1 & Winter 1.)
  • A puzzle with the pictures in random order. Children can be asked to cut them out and put them in the right order while listening to the music.

For Autumn 1 and Winter 3 I created:

  • A coloured map with pictures drawn by an artist.
  • The same map in black & white so that it can be reproduced and shared in class.

For Spring 2, 3, Summer 2, 3, Autumn 2, Winter 2 I created:

  • A black & white map where the main idea is written on the top of the paper and children are asked to draw a picture following the composer’s idea. In most of them I also included the structure of the piece.
  • For Summer 3 I created a graphic map of the piece.

The original pictures are hand-painted by the artist Petros Gkosiopoulos with great details and the most vivd colours.


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