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The Violinist Of Venice


Author : Alyssa Palombo
language : en
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date : 2015-12-15


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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.

The Violinist Of Venice


Author : Alyssa Palombo
language : en
Publisher: Macmillan
Release Date : 2015-12-15


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A sweeping historical novel of composer and priest Antonio Vivaldi, a secret wealthy mistress, and their passion for music and eachother

The Violinist Of Venice


Author : Alyssa Palombo
language : en
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Release Date : 2015-11-24


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A dramatic and beautiful novel about composer and priest Antonio Vivaldi's two great loves - his mistress and his music. "A warm and compelling story ... vivid and alive" Kate Forsyth "This panoramic novel of composer Antonio Vivaldi's life sweeps readers into a world of beautiful melodies and forbidden passion ... One can almost hear the sweet notes while reading of the passionate and tragic star-crossed lovers" Romantic Times "The book is as beautiful and awe-inspiring as the music itself" Mindfood "[A] richly imagined tale ... an engaging debut" Who Weekly Following her mother's death, the one source of joy for Adriana d'Amato is her music. Now eighteen, she refuses to let her strict father stop her from pursuing her dreams and begins to take secret violin lessons from virtuoso Antonio Vivaldi. Their relationship soon evolves into a passionate, and forbidden, love affair - for Adriana's father is intent on her marrying a member of the patrician class and Vivaldi is a man of the Church. Their affair must end upon Adriana's marriage, but when Vivaldi is forced to choose between his lover and his music, the repercussions will haunt their lives in ways they never imagined. Spanning more than thirty years, The Violinist of Venice is a story of music and ambition, but most of all, passion.

The Most Beautiful Woman In Florence


Author : Alyssa Palombo
language : en
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date : 2017-04-25


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"In the tradition of Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Palombo has married fine art with romantic historical fiction in this lush and sensual interpretation of Medici Florence, artist Sandro Botticelli, and the muse that inspired them all." - Booklist A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family’s favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici’s glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence—most notably the rakish Giuliano de’ Medici—become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Alyssa Palombo’s The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence vividly captures the dangerous allure of the artist and muse bond with candor and unforgettable passion.

The Black Violin


Author : Maxence Fermine
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2010-05-11


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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.

Vivaldi


Author : Susan Adams
language : en
Publisher: Lion Books
Release Date : 2010


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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.

The Four Seasons


Author : Laurel Corona
language : en
Publisher: Hachette Books
Release Date : 2008-11-04


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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.