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Vivaldi Red Priest of Venice (Paperback)

Author:  Susan Adams
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0745953530
ISBN-13: 9780745953533
Sku: 215777177
Publish Date: 2/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  NA
 
An exploration of the life and works of one of the world''s most celebrated but long-neglected baroque composers--Antonio Vivaldi Born in 1678 in the Republic of Venice, Vivaldi had a protege''s childhood, learning the violin from his father--a barber turned violinist--and touring Venice from an early age. At 15 he began to study for the priesthood, and 10 years later he was ordained, becoming "il prete rosso"--or the red priest, so called for his red hair. Vivaldi''s life was full of color: from teaching orphans music lessons to taking part in the vivacious Venetian carnivals. It was also, of course, full of music. He boasted that he could compose a concerto faster than a scribe could copy one, but despite his prolific output the majority of his work had fallen into obscurity by the time of his impoverished death in 1741, only to be rediscovered in the 20th century.
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An exploration of the life and works of one of the world's most celebrated but long-neglected baroque composers—Antonio Vivaldi

 

Born in 1678 in the Republic of Venice, Vivaldi had a protégé's childhood, learning the violin from his father—a barber turned violinist—and touring Venice from an early age.  At 15 he began to study for the priesthood, and 10 years later he was ordained, becoming il prete rosso—or the red priest, so called for his red hair. Vivaldi's life was full of color: from teaching orphans music lessons to taking part in the vivacious Venetian carnivals. It was also, of course, full of music. He boasted that he could compose a concerto faster than a scribe could copy one, but despite his prolific output the majority of his work had fallen into obscurity by the time of his impoverished death in 1741, only to be rediscovered in the 20th century.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Lion Publishing Plc
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