Antonio Vivaldi and the Baroque Tradition (Classical Composers)

4.33 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781931798204: Antonio Vivaldi and the Baroque Tradition (Classical Composers)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Traces the life of the Italian violinist and baroque composer whose works were forgotten for two centuries until the rediscovery of his manuscripts in the 1920s.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 6 Up–Lavishly illustrated and well researched, this biography presents a portrait of the musician as an ambitious and politically rapacious businessman. After a quick description of Vivaldi's childhood, the text focuses on his career as a prolific and popular composer who died in impoverished obscurity. In a few deft narrative strokes, the authors highlight Vivaldi's contributions to Baroque music as they explain his revitalization of the concerto form, his exploration of complex musical notation techniques to make his compositions richer, and his ceaseless currying of favor among the nobility of 18th-century Italy and Germany. Although they clearly admire their subject's work, they don't whitewash his flaws; rather, they address head-on the reasons for Vivaldi's decline in popularity, including rumors surrounding his relationship with a protégé, his overweening pride and ego, and his loss of patronage through the inevitable change of musical styles in fashion. The back matter includes a fine glossary, a serviceable index, and a comprehensive bibliography. Although the Internet sites provided are authoritative, the list is not annotated. A fine and accessible alternative to Jeroen Koolbergen's Vivaldi (TODTRI, 1996).–Sophie R. Brookover, Camden County Library, Voorhees, NJ
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

From Booklist:

Gr. 6-10. It was rags to riches and then back to rags again for the composer Vivaldi, who started as a sickly little boy playing music in his father's barbershop in the late seventeenth century, became a priest, and rose to world renown, supported by kings and the church. Then he fell out of fashion and died a pauper. He was buried in an unmarked grave, his music lost for 200 years. The authors of this title in the Classical Composers Series don't sensationalize; in fact, the writing style is sometimes dull. But they give a strong sense of Venice as a thriving music center at the time, and there are lots of postcard-size period illustrations reproduced in rich, clear color. Readers will appreciate the honesty about the genius who worked the system, fawning over rich benefactors, turning out four operas a year and two concertos a month, and was beset by rumors that he was having an affair with a student. Best of all is the discussion of the music, especially The Four Seasons--music that was, fortunately for us, rediscovered. Hazel Rochman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Getzinger, Donna, Felsenfeld, Daniel
Published by Morgan Reynolds Pub (2004)
ISBN 10: 1931798206 ISBN 13: 9781931798204
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Reynolds Pub, 2004. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111931798206

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Donna Getzinger; Daniel Felsenfeld
ISBN 10: 1931798206 ISBN 13: 9781931798204
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ABC
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # A11913

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Donna Getzinger; Daniel Felsenfeld
ISBN 10: 1931798206 ISBN 13: 9781931798204
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-1931798206

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 78.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Donna Getzinger
Published by Morgan Reynolds Publishing (2004)
ISBN 10: 1931798206 ISBN 13: 9781931798204
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2004. Library Binding. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1931798206n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 111.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds