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Vivaldi

Author: Michael Talbot
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993.
Series: Master musicians series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Vivaldi has emerged as a major composer of the eighteenth century. Known as the Red Priest (for his striking red hair) Vivaldi left the active priesthood to teach music at a girls' school, shaping a group of charity pupils into a world-class performing ensemble. He became Italy's most sought-after composer, yet, unwise in business affairs, he died alone and destitute in 1741. This carefully researched text examines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Talbot, Michael.
Vivaldi.
New York : Schirmer Books : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993
(OCoLC)649302325
Named Person: Antonio Vivaldi; Antonio Vivaldi; Antonio Vivaldi; Antonio Vivaldi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Talbot
ISBN: 0028726650 9780028726656
OCLC Number: 27812946
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : J.M. Dent, ©1992.
Description: xi, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The path to rediscovery --
2. Venice --
3. The Red-haired priest --
4. Years of travel --
5. Vivaldi's musical style --
6. The instrumental music. Sonatas. Concertos --
7. The vocal music. Cantatas. Serenatas. Operas. Sacred vocal music --
App. A: Calendar --
App. B: Catalogue of works --
App. C: Personalia --
App. D: Bibliography --
App. E: Index to individual works and published collections by Vivaldi mentioned in the text --
App. F: Concordance table of Pincherle (P.) and Ryom (RV) numbers.
Series Title: Master musicians series.
Responsibility: Michael Talbot.

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Vivaldi has emerged as a major composer of the eighteenth century. Known as the Red Priest (for his striking red hair) Vivaldi left the active priesthood to teach music at a girls' school, shaping a group of charity pupils into a world-class performing ensemble. He became Italy's most sought-after composer, yet, unwise in business affairs, he died alone and destitute in 1741. This carefully researched text examines the life and works of this cosmopolitan musician.

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