The Violinist of Venice

The Violinist of Venice
Author: Alyssa Palombo
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN 10: 1466882638
ISBN 13: 9781466882638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violinist of Venice Book Review:

Like most 18th century Venetians, Adriana d'Amato adores music—except her strict merchant father has forbidden her to cultivate her gift for the violin. But she refuses to let that stop her from living her dreams and begins sneaking out of her family's palazzo under the cover of night to take violin lessons from virtuoso violinist and composer Antonio Vivaldi. However, what begins as secret lessons swiftly evolves into a passionate, consuming love affair. Adriana's father is intent on seeing her married to a wealthy, prominent member of Venice's patrician class—and a handsome, charming suitor, whom she knows she could love, only complicates matters—but Vivaldi is a priest, making their relationship forbidden in the eyes of the Church and of society. They both know their affair will end upon Adriana's marriage, but she cannot anticipate the events that will force Vivaldi to choose between her and his music. The repercussions of his choice—and of Adriana's own choices—will haunt both of their lives in ways they never imagined. Spanning more than 30 years of Adriana's life, Alyssa Palombo's The Violinist of Venice is a story of passion, music, ambition, and finding the strength to both fall in love and to carry on when it ends.

Violetta and the Venetian Violin

Violetta and the Venetian Violin
Author: Alexandra Louise Harris
Publsiher: Amici Musici
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-11-29
ISBN 10: 9780645307139
ISBN 13: 0645307130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violetta and the Venetian Violin Book Review:

Violetta and the Venetian Violin is a middle-grade, time-slip fantasy for readers aged ten to fourteen. One fateful day, Violetta forgets her violin. A minuscule mistake that leads to frighteningly fantastical events. She travels in time, from Sydney 2017, to Venice, 1717. Now, unless she finds the violin before sunrise, she will become trapped in the past forever! Violetta and the Venetian Violin is a story about unusual friendships, a quest for courage and the transformative power of music. This is a book for musicians, non-musicians and audiences young and old; with historical details and classical music woven into the narrative. Music recordings by Alexandra Louise Harris, accompany each book in the series and are available on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes and at https: // Sheet music arrangements of Antonio Vivaldi's music, featured in the story, can also be purchased for violinists of all levels.

Anna Maria s Gift

Anna Maria s Gift
Author: Janice Shefelman
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 037589828X
ISBN 13: 9780375898280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anna Maria s Gift Book Review:

Reissued with a fresh look and added content, the Stepping Stones History series is kid-friendly and Common Core ready! When Anna Maria’s father dies, she moves to an orphanage in Venice. Though she misses her father, she knows he will always be with her, as long as she has his beautiful violin. Luckily, the orphanage is also a renowned music school, with a teacher who is none other than composer Antonio Vivaldi. But when her violin is stolen, Anna Maria must search Venice’s bridges, streets, and canals. Will she ever find it—and can she ever be happy in Venice without it? This lyrical historical-fiction story captures Venice, the joy of music, and how kindness can make a scary new place feel like home. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!


Author: Susan Adams
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0745953530
ISBN 13: 9780745953533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vivaldi Book Review:

"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.

The Black Violin

The Black Violin
Author: Maxence Fermine
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781439104538
ISBN 13: 1439104530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Violin Book Review:

There were many musical souls adrift on that raft of silence that is Venice. There was the music of Johannes Karelsky.There was the music of Erasmus, the violin maker. And there was the music of war. But of that, the two men never spoke. From the internationally acclaimed author of Snow comes a timeless tale of love and music set against the romantic backdrop of eighteenth-century Venice. In 1797, the violin prodigy Johannes Karelsky arrives in Venice after fighting with Napoleon's army in the Italian campaign. After the war, he boards with an aged violin maker named Erasmus who created the legendary "Black Violin," which he forbids Johannes to touch because, as he says, "Once you have tasted it, you will never be the same again." Johannes becomes obsessed with the idea of playing this violin as well as finding the woman who saved his life when he was injured in battle. Beautifully written and highly evocative, The Black Violin interweaves Johannes's quest for love and the history of this mysterious instrument in a narrative that is sure to resonate long after the last page is turned.

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1101884355
ISBN 13: 9781101884355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing with Fire Book Review:

A gripping standalone thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINE In a shadowy antiques shop in Rome, violinist Julia Ansdell happens upon a curious piece of music—the Incendio waltz—and is immediately entranced by its unusual composition. Full of passion, torment, and chilling beauty, and seemingly unknown to the world, the waltz, its mournful minor key, its feverish arpeggios, appear to dance with a strange life of their own. Julia is determined to master the complex work and make its melody heard. Back home in Boston, from the moment Julia’s bow moves across the strings, drawing the waltz’s fiery notes into the air, something strange is stirred—and Julia’s world comes under threat. The music has a terrifying and inexplicable effect on her young daughter, who seems violently transformed. Convinced that the hypnotic strains of Incendio are weaving a malevolent spell, Julia sets out to discover the man and the meaning behind the score. Her quest beckons Julia to the ancient city of Venice, where she uncovers a dark, decades-old secret involving a dangerously powerful family that will stop at nothing to keep Julia from bringing the truth to light. Praise for Playing with Fire “Compelling . . . I defy you to read the first chapter and not singe your fingers reading the rest.”—David Baldacci “One of the best and most original thrillers of the year.”—Providence Journal “[A] novel brimming with emotion, literary description, and psychological suspense.”—The Huffington Post “Will make readers drop everything to immerse themselves in its propulsive dual narrative.”—Los Angeles Times

The Red Priest s Annina

The Red Priest s Annina
Author: Sarah Bruce Kelly
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0578025655
ISBN 13: 9780578025650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Priest s Annina Book Review:

Annina Giro, a young singer in 18th century Venice, dreams of studying with Antonio Vivaldi to become an opera singer.


Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 1409024415
ISBN 13: 9781409024415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dodger Book Review:

A brand new edition of a Terry Pratchett classic – set in Victorian London, and starring cunning but kind Dodger, as he sets off on a whirlwind adventure through the city streets THE SEWER IS DODGER’S WORLD . . . He hunts treasure there – coins and jewels lost in the dark and dirty drains. It’s a good life, if you don’t mind getting your hands (and arms and feet and face) dirty. But one night, Dodger helps a young woman flee two ruffians. Now, a street urchin dressed as a gentleman, he must discover the secret behind her escape. Along the way he’ll befriend Charles Dickens, outwit Sweeny Todd and reach the giddy heights of Victorian society. Dodger may be living in the gutter, but he’s heading for the stars . . .

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons
Author: Laurel Corona
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-11-04
ISBN 10: 1401395376
ISBN 13: 9781401395377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Four Seasons Book Review:

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.

I Vivaldi

I  Vivaldi
Author: Janice Shefelman
Publsiher: Eerdmans Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008-01-14
ISBN 10: 0802853188
ISBN 13: 9780802853189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Vivaldi Book Review:

A picture book biography of Antonio Vivaldi explains how this feisty young man destined for the priesthood let his love of and dedication to music overshadow his priestly studies which led to him becoming one of the great Italian composers of all time.

An Equal Music

An Equal Music
Author: Vikram Seth
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 380
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 037570924X
ISBN 13: 9780375709241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Equal Music Book Review:

Years after separating, violinist Michael Holme is reunited with his former lover, pianist Julia McNicholl, during a musical tour of Vienna, unaware that she is hiding her increasing deafness, and together they must confront their feelings for each other and the music that both unites and divides them. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Vivaldi s Ring of Mystery

Vivaldi s Ring of Mystery
Author: Susan Hammond,Classical Kids
Publsiher: Children's Group
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1991-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781895404289
ISBN 13: 1895404282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vivaldi s Ring of Mystery Book Review:

Classical Kids Teacher's Notes provide additional background information, discussion topics and activities by age group with suggestions for exploring the music, which can be integrated across the curriculum. Available for all Classical Kids recordings.

Vivaldi s Venice

Vivaldi s Venice
Author: Patrick Barbier
Publsiher: Souvenir PressLtd
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111944125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vivaldi s Venice Book Review:

"Vivaldi, born in 1678, was one of the most influential composers and violinists of his age. This book evokes the Venice of Vivaldi's time, an essentially musical city that lived for hedonism. In Venice all the social classes mingled in their love of music—artistocrats, gondoliers, and workers would meet at all sorts of musical and theatrical entertainments and the city's carnivals went on for months at a time. Erudite and entertaining, Vivaldi's Venice is a biography of the city that was the muse of the mysterious young composer."

The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen

The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen
Author: Nicholas Christopher
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2015-10
ISBN 10: 037586492X
ISBN 13: 9780375864926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen Book Review:

A richly detailed historical novel from master storyteller Nicholas Christopher that School Library Journal calls " A] lush tale of music, magic, and intrigue" Nicol Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, which a mysterious magician had enchanted, allowing its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicol is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success himself--or what might happen if the spell were removed. And throughout it all, he continues to think about the girl he met in Venice, what she might be doing and if she's safe from harm. With a guest appearance by composer Vivaldi, and brimming with fascinating period details, this is a compelling coming-of-age story full of universal themes and a love story that will conjure memories of Romeo and Juliet, perfect for teens who love stories set in other times, and a magician who dresses all in white and can be in two places at once. . . .

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Virtuoso Violinist

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst  Virtuoso Violinist
Author: Mark Rowe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351563920
ISBN 13: 9781351563925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Virtuoso Violinist Book Review:

From 1840-57, Heinrich Ernst was one of the most famous and significant European musicians, and performed on stage, often many times, with Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Alkan, Clara Schumann, and Joachim. It is a sign of his importance that, in 1863, Brahms gave two public performances in Vienna of his own and Ernst's music to raise money for the now mortally ill violinist. Berlioz described Ernst as 'one of the artists whom I love the most, and with whose talent I am most sympathetique', while Joachim was in no doubt that Ernst was 'the greatest violinist I ever heard; he towered above the others'. Many felt that he surpassed the expressive and technical achievements of Paganini, but Ernst, unlike his great predecessor, was also a tireless champion of public chamber music, and did more than any other early nineteenth-century violinist to make Beethoven's late quartets widely known and appreciated. Ernst was not only a great virtuoso but also an accomplished composer. He wrote two of the most popular pieces of the nineteenth century - the Elegy and the Carnival of Venice - and he is best known today for two solo pieces which represent the ne plus ultra of technical difficulty: the transcription of Schubert's Erlking, and the sixth of his Polyphonic Studies, the variations on The Last Rose of Summer. Perhaps he made his greatest contribution to music through his influence on Liszt's outstanding masterpiece, the B minor piano sonata. In 1849, Liszt conducted Ernst playing his own Concerto Pathque, a substantial single-movement work, in altered sonata form, using thematic transformation. Soon after this performance, Liszt wrote his Grosses Konzertsolo (1849-50), his first extended single-movement work, using altered sonata form, and thematic transformation. This is now universally acknowledged to be the immediate forerunner of the sonata, which refines and develops all these techniques. Liszt made his debt clear when, three years after completi

Vivaldi s Virgins LP

Vivaldi s Virgins LP
Author: Barbara Quick
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2007-07-03
ISBN 10: 0061285269
ISBN 13: 9780061285264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vivaldi s Virgins LP Book Review:

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.

Vivaldi s Muse

Vivaldi s Muse
Author: Sarah Bruce Kelly
Total Pages: 435
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 0983630402
ISBN 13: 9780983630401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vivaldi s Muse Book Review:

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.

The Violin makers of the Guarneri Family 1626 1762

The Violin makers of the Guarneri Family  1626 1762
Author: William Henry Hill,Arthur Frederick Hill,Alfred Ebsworth Hill
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 173
Release: 1931
ISBN 10: 0486260615
ISBN 13: 9780486260617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin makers of the Guarneri Family 1626 1762 Book Review:

A family history of the legendary violinmakers of Mantua, Cremona and Venice, and the definitive commentary on their craftsmanship. Includes 131 photographs, 16 in full color.

Under a Starlit Sky

Under a Starlit Sky
Author: EM Castellan
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN 10: 1250226074
ISBN 13: 9781250226075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under a Starlit Sky Book Review:

Spring 1662. In the wake of Fouquet’s defeat, Henriette is keeping her promise to the Sun King and helping him build the enchanted Palace of Versailles he’s always dreamed of. But when her poor health worsens, her magic wanes and her husband Philippe fears for her well being to such an extent that he forbids her to remain Louis’ Source. Forced to step aside, Henriette witnesses the swift rise of a new player at the French court: the handsome and self-assured Chevalier de Lorraine quickly becomes both Louis’s new Source of magic—and Philippe’s latest lover. With her ladies Louise and Athénaïs now both vying for the king’s attention, Henriette is more isolated than ever, and her place at Versailles has never felt more in jeopardy.

Death in Venice and Other Stories

Death in Venice and Other Stories
Author: Thomas Mann
Publsiher: Bantam Classics
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN 10: 0553905759
ISBN 13: 9780553905755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Venice and Other Stories Book Review:

The celebrated author, Gustave Aschenbach, burdened by his successes, comes to Venice for a holiday and encounters a vision of eros -- a vision for which he pays with his life. Death in Venice, Thomas Mann's intensely moving elegy for a man trapped between myth and modernity, was written at the peak of his powers.