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For everyone , Venice remained a delight and a mystery : geographical , political
and artistic . ... well in advance of Vivaldi ' s era : from the arrival of the Flemish
Adrian Willaert in 1527 , which was Vivaldis Venice Music and society in Venice:
a ...

Author: Patrick Barbier

Publisher: Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111944125

Category: History

Page: 194

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A detailed evocation of Venice and the city's musical culture, a revealing musical portrait of the enigmatic Vivaldi and a complete history of the influence behind the baroque.
2003 By Patrick Barbier

The Venice of Vivaldi's time was not the city that we know today. Rather, it was an
independent republic, as it had been for a thousand years, controlling the eastern
waterways and even, at one time, the islands of Cyprus and Crete. Napoleon ...

Author: Nancy Price


ISBN: 9781312301498

Category: Reference

Page: 36

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Review of Antonio Vivaldi music for cello or violoncello--25 complete concertos and 9 sonatas. Also other Vivaldi music for strings.
2014-07-17 By Nancy Price

Venice is N. Mangini, I teatri di Venezia (Milan, 1974). See also the catalog I teatri
pubblici di Venezia (secoli XVII–XVIII) (Venice, 1971). 4. For a list of Vivaldi's
works performed at Sant'Angelo, see the catalog Venezia Vivaldi (Venice, 1978).

Author: Michael Collins

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477300664

Category: Music

Page: 408

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From the New York Times review of the Dallas Opera's performance of Orlando furioso and the international symposium on Baroque opera: ". . . it was a serious, thoughtful, consistent and imaginative realization of a beautiful, long-neglected work, one that fully deserved all the loving attention it received. As such, the production and its attendant symposium made a positive contribution to the cause of Baroque opera . . . . " Baroque opera experienced a revival in the late twentieth century. Its popularity, however, has given rise to a number of perplexing and exciting questions regarding literary sources, librettos, theater design, set design, stage movement, and costumes—even the editing of the operas. In 1980, the Dallas Opera produced the American premier of Vivaldi's Orlando furioso, which met with much acclaim. Concurrently an international symposium on the subject of Baroque opera was held at Southern Methodist University. Authorities from around the world met to discuss the operatic works of Vivaldi, Handel, and other Baroque composers as well as the characteristics of the genre. Michael Collins and Elise Kirk, deputy chair and chair of the symposium, edited the papers to produce this groundbreaking study, which will be of great interest to music scholars and opera lovers throughout the world. Contributors to Opera and Vivaldi include Shirley Wynne, John Walter Hill, Andrew Porter, Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Howard Mayer Brown, William Holmes, Ellen Rosand, and the editors.
2014-09-05 By Michael Collins

McGregor, James H. S., Venice from the Ground Up (The Belknap Press of
Harvard University Press, 2006) An illustrated portrait of Venice through the ages.
Morris, Jan, Venice (Faber & Faber, 1960) A panoramic history of Venice,
including ...

Author: Susan Adams

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745953533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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"In this new biography Susan Adams guides us through the life and works of one of the world's most celebrated but long-neglected Baroque composers, Antonio Vivaldi."--Cover flap.
2010 By Susan Adams

ments, he suffered from birth.2 Note, though, that Vivaldi's biographer Remo
Giazotto provided an entirely different explanation when he suggested that fear
following the earth tremor that took place in Venice on 4 March 1678 was the ...

Author: Karl Heller (Dr. phil.)

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574670158

Category: Music

Page: 360

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Chronicles the life of the seventeenth-century composer and discusses his major works, including "The Four Seasons"

A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice Laurel Corona. Vivaldi's work lapsed into obscurity for
almost two hundred years. ... Today,Vivaldi has taken his place asone of the
greatest composers of all time, although commonknowledge ofhimiseven now ...

Author: Laurel Corona

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401395377

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In glittering 18th-century Venice, music and love are prized above all else--and for two sisters coming of age, the city's passions blend in intoxicating ways. Chiaretta and Maddalena are as different as night and day. The two sisters were abandoned as babies on the steps of the Ospedale della Pietß, Venice's world-famous foundling hospital and musical academy. High-spirited and rebellious, Chiaretta marries into a great aristocratic Venetian family and eventually becomes one of the most powerful women in Venice. Maddalena becomes a violin virtuoso and Antonio Vivaldi's muse. The Four Seasons is a rich, literary imagination of the world of 18th-century Venice and the lives and loves of two extraordinary women.
2008-11-04 By Laurel Corona

Chapter 1: Childhood and Education Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, son of Giovanni
Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio, was born in the Castello district of Venice,
Italy on March 4, 1678. At that time, Venice was the capital of an independent ...

Author: James Fritz

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 9781629170275

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Born in Venice, Italy, Antonio Vivaldi was one of the most influential and highly regarded Baroque composers, although his fame blazed only briefly. He is most remembered for his concertos, particularly “The Four Seasons,” but his overall production was enormous, ranging from orchestral and vocal music for both secular and church settings, as well as opera scores and libretti. In addition, Vivaldi was a master violinist and spent much of his career as an instructor at a famous institution for girls, the Hospital of Mercy. He was educated as a priest, but poor health and probably a lack of interest in the calling encouraged him to follow another path in life. During his lifetime, the red-haired virtuoso and opera impresario was easily among the most famous musicians in Italy; this fame eventually extended throughout civilized Europe. His name was sufficient to open doors to the richest and most powerful people in the Western world. Before his death, however, his heyday had long passed. After an extended period of obscurity, the music of Vivaldi underwent a revival in the early 20th century. This book is Vivaldi’s incredible story.
2013-08-12 By James Fritz

In October 1720 his new opera La verità in cimento signalled , just in time for
Marcello's satire , his return to the world of Venetian opera . Very soon , he
became an operatic composer in demand outside Venice . In 1721 he received a
scrittura ...

Author: James and Constance Alsop Professor of Music Michael Talbot

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843832011

Category: Music

Page: 234

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Detailed survey of Vivaldi's unjustly neglected chamber cantatas, showing them to stand comparison with his more famous works.

... of the Duke of Württemberg), court Intendants such as Farinelli during his stint
with the royal opera in Bourbon Madrid, or house-poets on the staff of commercial
companies—a sizeable tribe that included Carlo Goldoni in Vivaldi's Venice.

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191610943

Category: History

Page: 480

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Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature, Modern Languages, and Theatre Studies provides an exceptionally wide-ranging and detailed overview of the relationship between the two genres. Since tragedies have played a much larger part than comedies in this branch of operatic history, the volume mostly concentrates on the tragic repertoire, but a chapter on musical versions of Aristophanes' Lysistrata is included, as well as discussions of incidental music, a very important part of the musical reception of ancient drama, from Andrea Gabrieli in 1585 to Harrison Birtwistle and Judith Weir in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
2010-09-02 By Peter Brown

To grow up and work in Venice gave a musician a variety of career options and
opportunities for profitable employment scarcely found elsewhere. As the capital
city of a republic, Venice – unlike, say, contemporary Milan or Florence – had no

Author: Michael Talbot

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843836704

Category: Music

Page: 258

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The Vivaldi Compendium will serve as the most reliable and up-to-date source of quick reference on the composer Antonio Vivaldi and his music. This takes the form of a dictionary listing persons, places, musical works and many other topics connected with Vivaldi; its alphabetically arranged entries are copiously cross-referenced so as to guide the reader towards related topics. The Vivaldi Compendium also provides a gateway to further reading. This is achieved via an extensive bibliography, to which reference is made in most of the dictionary entries. These two sections are complemented by an article-length biography of the composer and a carefully organized list of his works. Knowledge about Vivaldi and his music is still advancing at an incredible rate - many discoveries occurred while the book was in preparation - and every effort has been made to ensure that The Vivaldi Compendium represents the latest in Vivaldi research, drawing on the author's close involvement with Vivaldi and Venetian music over four decades. MICHAEL TALBOT is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is known internationally for his studies of late-baroque Italian music, which include recent books on Vivaldi's chamber cantatas (2003) and the same composer's fugal writing (2007).
2011 By Michael Talbot

These works were dedicated to King Frederick IV ( 1699-1730 ) of Denmark and
Norway , who visited Venice in 1709. In Op . 2 and subsequent publications
Vivaldi was described as maestro de concerti at the Pietà . From September 1711
to ...

Author: Eleanor Selfridge-Field

Publisher: [New York] : Praeger Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39076006049345

Category: Music

Page: 351

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In this enthralling new novel, Barbara Quick re-creates eighteenth-century Venice at the height of its splendor and decadence.

Author: Barbara Quick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061758461

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In this enthralling new novel, Barbara Quick re-creates eighteenth-century Venice at the height of its splendor and decadence. A story of longing and intrigue, half-told truths and toxic lies, Vivaldi's Virgins unfolds through the eyes of Anna Maria dal Violin, one of the elite musicians cloistered in the foundling home where Antonio Vivaldi—known as the Red Priest of Venice—is maestro and composer. Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria, abandoned at the Ospedale della Pietà as an infant, is determined to find out who she is and where she came from. Her quest takes her beyond the cloister walls into the complex tapestry of Venetian society; from the impoverished alleyways of the Jewish Ghetto to a masked ball in the company of a king; from the passionate communal life of adolescent girls competing for their maestro's favor to the larger-than-life world of music and spectacle that kept the citizens of a dying republic in thrall. In this world, where for fully half the year the entire city is masked and cloaked in the anonymity of Carnival, nothing is as it appears to be. A virtuoso performance in the tradition of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vivaldi's Virgins is a fascinating glimpse inside the source of Vivaldi's musical legacy, interwoven with the gripping story of a remarkable young woman's coming-of-age in a deliciously evocative time and place.
2009-10-13 By Barbara Quick

Vivaldi's initial studies were with his father, a violinist who worked at both St
Mark's and the Venetian theatres, and then with Giovanni Legrenzi, the maestro
di cappella at St Mark's and one of Venice's leading opera composers. In 1703
Vivaldi ...

Author: Matthew Boyden

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1858287499

Category: Music

Page: 735

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Sketches of opera composers, opera synopses, and CD reviews.
2002 By Matthew Boyden

The story of the life of Vivaldi, Venice's most famous composer, like so many
Venetian curiosities, is told in official documents and stories that are known, or
believed, to be true. The record of his birth is kept in the churchof San Giovanni in

Author: Donna Leon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448136056

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

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In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. They are the storehouse of a city's mores, emblems of its identity. In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality, innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death, a gambler bets the family palazzo. In an introduction and seven essays, Leon offers enchanting details and astute insights into Venetian customs of the past and present. Venetian Curiosities is beautifully illustrated and, like Handel's Bestiary, it comes with a CD. Here the music is by Antonio Vivaldi, with tracks for each section of the book, expertly played by Il Complesso Barocco. With the splendid music, the delightful images, and the perceptive, amusing words of Donna Leon, Venetian Curiosities is a harmonious exploration of one of the world's most beloved cities.
2013-09-30 By Donna Leon

Venice. seemed different without him. The charm and excitement of the city that
had so captured her heart nearly twenty years before had gone flat. All the
sparkle and delight had sunk beneath an oppressive gray mist, as had her heart.

Author: Sarah Bruce Kelly


ISBN: 9780983630401

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

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Vivaldi's Muse explores the life of Annina Giro, Antonio Vivaldi's longtime protegee. Annina first falls under the spell of the fiery and intriguing prete rosso (red-haired priest) at a young age, when Vivaldi is resident composer at the court of Mantua, her hometown. Stifled by the problems of her dysfunctional family, she has long dreamed of pursuing operatic stardom, and her attraction to the enchanting Venetian maestro soon becomes inseparable from that dream.
2012-06-01 By Sarah Bruce Kelly

Venice, Italy, is one of the world's most famous cities. Millions of tourists visit
every year. Arriving by train, they step out of the railroad station onto a broad
plaza. At the edge of the plaza is the Grand Canal. It is the largest of the
hundreds of ...

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612289250

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Ordained as a priest, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi became one of Europe's most popular composers during the early part of the eighteenth century. He wrote hundreds of concertos, dozens of operas, and many sacred works before his music fell out of fashion during the latter part of his life. He died in obscurity and his work suffered a similar fate for almost two centuries. His music was rescued from oblivion in the 1930s. His most famous work, The Four Seasons, has since become one of the best-selling classical compositions of all time.
2005-09 By Jim Whiting

Six were trained in Venice and active there for many years : Gentili , Albinoni , the
Marcello brothers , Tessarini and Vivaldi . Though not himself Venetian , Bonporti
from nearby Trent is included here for convenience and comparison . Others ...

Author: Simon McVeigh

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843830922

Category: History

Page: 372

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The composition of the solo concerto studied as an evolving debate (rather than a static technique), and for its stylistic features.
2004 By Simon McVeigh

VENICE. More likeastage setthana city, Venicehas captivated visitorsfor centuries
. 'La Serenissima' isone ofthe ... romance, you can literally walk in Casanova's
footsteps; for Baroque passion, succumb toa Vivaldi concerto in Vivaldi's church,

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781780057965

Category: Travel


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More like a stage than a city, Venice is the only city in the world built entirely on water. Its glorious palaces, historic churches and stunning art galleries have captivated visitors for centuries. Explore Venice is part of a brand-new series and is the perfect pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes, taking in all of the classic sights, such as Piazza San Marco and La Salute church, as well as the atmospheric canals and sleepy little squares off the tourist track. For day-trippers, there is a useful 'Venice in a Day' route which takes in all the city's must-sees. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Venice's cuisine and shopping possibilities, as well as an overview of the city's famous Carnival and music and opera scene. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of useful practical information including a language guide, as well as a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and the stunning photography captures the essence of Venice.
2014-11-06 By Insight Guides

... riches of the Doge ' s Palace , can have an idea of how strong must have been
the formative influence of a city like Venice , at the height of its truly glorious
history , on the spiritually and artistically receptive mind of a maturing composer .

Author: Walter Kolneder

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520016297

Category: Composers

Page: 288

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The news media is traditionally the watchdog of democracy. Today, it is also one of the most pervasive global industries. This text systematically analyzes the role of journalism in Australia and the scope of its democratic purpose. It examines key news stories, and looks at the attitudes of Australian journalists themselves. The fourth estate remains the ideal of most journalists, but the reality has been impaired by the increasing concentration of media ownership and by political, ethical and occupational interests. While Australian journalism has become bolder and more investigative, increasing commercialism and decreasing ethical standards have left the public sceptical. The text argues for a revival of the fourth estate based on journalistic independence and poltical autonomy, together with increased accountability and responsiveness.
1970 By Walter Kolneder

Venice–Home of Vivaldi Venice reveres Vivaldi, that romantic baroque musician
of Four Seasons (Quattro Stagioni) fame, who was born here in 1678. He was a
revolutionary composer, boldly bringing emotion to the violin and its sister string ...

Author: Susan Van Allen

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361889

Category: Travel

Page: 456

View: 785

Imagine creating your Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go along with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore this extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side-by-side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days. Enjoy masterpieces of art that glorify womanly curves, join a cooking class taught by revered grandmas, shop for ceramics, ski in the Dolomites, or paint a Tuscan landscape. Make your vacation a string of Golden Days, by pairing your experience with the very best restaurant nearby, so sensual pleasures harmonize and you simply bask in the glow of bell’Italia. Whatever your mood or budget, whether it’s your first or your twenty-first visit, with 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, Italy opens her heart to you.
2009-10-01 By Susan Van Allen

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