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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: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
Release Date : 2017-04-26


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From the author of The Violinist of Venice "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" Booklist "Strikingly feminist ... a compelling narrative that is difficult to put down." Publishers Weekly In 15th Century Italy, a girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals. When Marco Vespucci - a handsome young man, highly favoured by the Medici in Florence - asks for her hand, she eagerly accepts. Even before her wedding is set, Simonetta is swept into a glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists and philosophers. The men of Florence - most notably the rakish Giuliano de'Medici - are enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart. 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 immortalisation in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Alyssa Palombo's The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence captures the dangerous allure of the bond between artist and muse with candour and unforgettable passion.

Vivaldi


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


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"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


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.

Antonia Of Venice


Author : Ellyn Peirson
language : en
Publisher: Creativia
Release Date : 2014-12-18


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Very few people knew her, despite her eventual fame as "La Stella di Venezia." Antonio Vivaldi, violinist and composer, created her and made her his lifetime project. Based on the scant biographies of Antonio Vivaldi and his lifetime companion, Anna Giraud, Antonia of Venice is an unveiling of love, connected souls, music, power and tragedy. The story lures the reader into the beauty and decadence of 18th century Venetian society and into the passions that drive and often torment its characters. Antonia, prodigy of the violin and voice, develops from being Vivaldi's star pupil at the Ospedale della Pieta into his musical colleague and the pride of Venetian musical conceit. In her adoration of the mercurial, lapsed priest, Antonia assumes the new identity of Anna and dedicates her life to his authority. Prioress Paolina Giraud, whose surname Antonia adopts, is the moderating, loving, rational presence in the lives of the two musicians. Vivaldi's domination of the Republic's baroque ethos and his control of Antonia are challenged during Siena's Palio in July, 1725, when Vivaldi and an ensemble of Venice's best musicians add a musical fibre to the ancient celebration. In Siena, Antonia meets and falls in love with Orlando Sagredo, master planner of the Palio, and recognizes the emotional bondage she has never questioned. Kidnapped and returned to Venice, Antonia and Paolina generate a plan that leads to reunion and murder. Antonia of Venice is inhabited by brilliant musicians, avaricious politicians and ineffectual rulers of the Republic of Venice. Through it all, the people and music Antonia loves take the reader into the depths of revenge and selflessness. Antonia of Venice advances the timeless, feminine heroic as a powerful and equal partner to the masculine.