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The Chamber Cantatas of Antonio Vivaldi by Michael Talbot Pdf
Detailed survey of Vivaldi's unjustly neglected chamber cantatas, showing them to stand comparison with his more famous works. Vivaldi's chamber cantatas for solo voice, some forty in total, are steadily gaining in popularity: but because of their relatively small place in the oeuvre of a composer famed for his productivity, and also on account of the general scholarly neglect of their genre, they are little discussed in the literature. This book comprehensively explores their literary and musical background, their relation to the composer's biography, the chronology of their composition, and their musical qualities. Each cantata is discussed individually, but there is also a broader consideration of aspects concerning them collectively, such as performance practice, topical allusion, and the conventions of Italian verse. The author argues that while Vivalid's cantatas are not as innovative as his concertos and operas, he produced several masterpieces in the genre that rank with his best music. MICHAEL TALBOT is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool.
Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi by Bella Brover-Lubovsky Pdf
Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi incorporates an analytical study of Vivaldi's style into a more general exploration of harmonic and tonal organization in the music of the late Italian Baroque. The harmonic and tonal language of Vivaldi and his contemporaries, full of curious links between traditional modal thinking and what would later be considered common-practice major-minor tonality, directly reflects the historical circumstances of the shifting attitude toward the conceptualization of tonal space so crucial to Western art music. Vivaldi is examined in a completely new context, allowing both his prosaic and idiosyncratic sides to emerge clearly. This book contributes to a better understanding of Vivaldi's individual style, while illuminating wider processes of stylistic development and the diffusion of artistic ideas in the 18th century.
Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Stephen Costanza Pdf
Every day, Antonio Vivaldi composes a new orchestral piece, and every day, the orphan Candida transcribes Vivaldi's masterpiece into sheet music for the Invisible Orchestra. Nobody notices Candida or appreciates her hard work. But one day Candida accidentally slips a poem she wrote into the sheet music and the girl so often behind the shadows gets recognized for her own talents. Vivaldi really did have an Invisible Orchestra made up of orphan girls he taught to play. This beautiful book pays tribute to their inspiration.
Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons, Complete by Antonio Vivaldi Pdf
The four seasons were composed by Antonio Vivaldi, an Italian composer. These are four violin concertos that give musical expression to the seasons of the year. It was published as 'Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione' ("The contest between Harmony and Invention"). The compositions were a revolution in musical concepts, each concerti included sonnets(poems possibly written by Vivaldi), and in his work he demonstrated musical representation of singing birds, buzzing flies, barking dogs, storms, landscapes, and warm winter fires. The Four Seasons: Violin Concerto No. 1 in E major, RV 269 'La primavera' ("Spring") I. Allegro II. Largo III. Danza pastorale Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, RV 315 'L'estate' ("Summer") I. Allegro non molto II. Adagio e piano - Presto e forte III. Presto Violin Concerto No. 3 in F major, RV 293 'L'autunno' ("Autumn") I. Allegro II. Adagio molto III. Allegro Violin Concerto No. 4 in F minor, RV 297 'L'inverno' ("Winter") I. Allegro non molto II. Largo III. Allegro These four violin concertos have been arranged for the piano. The sonnets are included before each concerto, and I hope you enjoy getting to know the perfect harmony between music and poetry.
Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi by Bella Brover-Lubovsky Pdf
"The book combines theory and practice, discussing the theoretical aspects and practical realization of the arrangement of tonal space in terms of their contemporary reception. Brover-Lubovsky's approach is therefore directed toward a study of the musical repertory mapped onto the canvas of contemporary musical thought, including theory, pedagogy, reception, and aesthetics. Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi is a substantial contribution to a better understanding of Vivaldi's individual style, while illuminating wider processes of stylistic development and of the diffusion of artistic ideas in the eighteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.
The Four Seasons and the rest of the concertos in Op. 8 represent Vivaldi's remarkable innovation in the field of the Baroque concerto. This detailed guide examines the work's origin and construction in a way that enables the reader to distinguish what is extraordinary about the Seasons and what constitutes the composer's customary method of 'characterising' the solo concerto. Drawing on recent research and his own expertise in the appraisal of Vivaldi's manuscripts, the author draws interesting and sometimes startling conclusions about the conception of the Seasons, the origin of their programme, the dating of the concertos and the rationale behind the collection's ritornello-form structures and aria-like slow movements. The significance of Vivaldi's idiosyncratic art is thus revealed in some of the most popular concert music of all time.
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 four seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi,Eleanor Selfridge-Field Pdf
One of the most popular of all violin concerti, this baroque masterpiece of "program" music was composed as a musical illustration of four sonnets. Painstakingly researched by baroque authority Dr. Eleanor Selfridge-Field, this miniature score edition offers a modern, authoritative, and up-to-date edition that incorporates Vivaldi's Italian descriptive notes directly in the music.
Since 1978, the 300th anniversary of Vivaldi's death, there has been an explosion of serious writing about his music, life and times. Much of this has taken the form of articles published in academic journals or conference proceedings, some of which are not easy to obtain. The twenty-two articles selected by Michael Talbot for this volume form a representative selection of the best writing on Vivaldi from the last 30 years, featuring such major figures in Vivaldi research as Reinhard Strohm, Paul Everett, Gastone Vio and Federico Maria Sardelli. Aspects covered include biography, Venetian cultural history, manuscript studies, genre studies and musical analysis. The intention is to serve as a 'first port of call' for those wishing to learn more about Vivaldi or to refresh their existing knowledge. An introduction by Michael Talbot reviews the state of Vivaldi scholarship past and present and comments on the significance of the articles.
The Best of Antonio Vivaldi Concertos, Volume One by Paul Paradise Pdf
Famous as a violinist, as well as a composer, impresario and teacher, Antonio Vivaldi produced over 500 concertos in his lifetime. Paul Paradise has selected and edited eight Vivaldi concertos for string orchestra or string quartet. The pieces were chosen to provide each player with a meaningful part, and have been edited with contemporary fingerings and bowings. Contents are: * Concerto in Re maggiore #246 * Concerto in Re minore #176 * Concerto in La minore #411 * Concerto in Fa maggiore #288 * Concerto in Sol minore #287 * Concerto in La minore #413.