View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-listen-to-vivaldi-s-four-seasons-betsy-schwarm

Light, bright, and cheerful, "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi is some of the most familiar of all early 18th century music, featured in numerous films and television commercials. But what is its significance, and why does it sound that way? Betsy Schwarm uncovers the underlying narrative of this musical masterpiece.

Lesson by Betsy Schwarm, animation by Compote Collective.

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