On how I got there:
And so, I was searching for some self-help articles on how to hone my focus (I'm having trouble with controlling my environment lately, getting me way too distracted to even finish one task. It's such a mess that it's taking up double the time I a lot to one task.), and I came across this particular article at Ratracetrap.com. This was entitled 8 Ways to Improve Your Focus and Control Your Attention by Stephen Mills. (Click the link if you want to read the article.) And at #5, Stephen mentioned about adjusting your simulation level. He said that playing music or sounds that relax you may help lower the simulation level and listening to upbeat music or videos may increase it. And of course, I go for the latter. So I tried the music he suggested would suit that kind of need. Classical, they turned out to be: Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
Probably talking gibberish again, but let me say it anyway:
I already heard one or two from this album, but I didn't know that they're such widely-known work by then. And it felt really good that I liked them, even before I even knew their backgrounds. Because you know, sometimes, title and acclaim affects a person's opinion in a thing.
At first, really, I was pretty unsure whether this would work out for me, but it turns out, it did. Listening to most classical pieces in the past leaves me a bit drowsy, but this is different. As Stephen implied, these were really stimulating. Listening to them makes me feel good, for some reason. And sometimes, it makes me feel sad. But 'nuff said, that goes to say, I love them. The pieces were smoothly performed, and relaxing to hear.I especially love the parts of the concerto in Allegro non molto movements (especially Summer's).
I listen to them first thing in the morning when I woke up to prepare for school. I listen to them whenever I'm reading my school books, or just chilling out and reading a good fiction book. I listen to them whenever I
|Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
How I obsessed over the whole Four Season idea. I'm a romantic, and I guess, romanticism involves the fantasy of a perfect transition of seasons - more like a metaphor for the transition in one's life.
I've found a Mediafire link, where you can download it if ever you became interested or just want to share my love for this album. To download, just CLICK HERE. They're converted to .rar file, so just extract it, and voila, you have there a beautifully made piece of gem. Music in the ears, indeed. :)