Vivaldi Four Seasons: “Winter” (L’Inverno), complete; Cynthia Freivogel, Voices of Music 4K RV 297

To shiver, cold in the icy snow… At the harsh breath of a dreadful wind; To run, stamping one’s feet at each moment, Teeth chattering in the extreme cold Let us pass our days at home in peace, contented While it rains outdoors… To walk the icy path slowly and cautiously, For fear of tripping and falling. To move vigorously, then slip and fall to the ground Then get up and run hard Till the ice cracks and breaks To hear through the iron gates The desert wind, the North wind and all the winds at war This is indeed Winter, but of a sort to bring joy.