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Introducing Vivaldi (IC) Roland Vernon

Introducing Vivaldi (IC)

Roland Vernon

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ISBN : 9780791060445
Hardcover
32 pages
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This series looks at the influences and historical events that shaped the lives of the great composers. Illustrated in full-color, making use of contemporary works of art, these books provide an essential introduction to the lives of those whoMoreThis series looks at the influences and historical events that shaped the lives of the great composers. Illustrated in full-color, making use of contemporary works of art, these books provide an essential introduction to the lives of those who produced some of the worlds most enduring music.Antonio Vivaldi lived amid the splendor of eighteenth-century Venice. He became a priest as a young man, but devoted his life to music, and made his name as a gifted teacher. In concerts he excelled as a brilliant violinist. But above all, he was an original and exciting composed of concertos, church music, and opera. Audiences tired of Vivaldis musical style during his lifetime, and he died poor and alone in Vienna. But in recent years, his greatness has been recognized once more.