Beautiful and heartwarming, dive into Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Antoine Vivaldi spent years teaching young girls at an orphanage to play beautiful music, but many believed that his fanciful nature was bad for the girls. When he and his students are separated, Vivaldi is inspired to write and compose one of his most famous concertos, Four Seasons. Also included is a CD recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Charlesbridge Publishing Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 10 X 10 (inches) ISBN-13: 9781570916373 Availability: In Stock Ages: 8-12
The seventh book in Celenzas music appreciation series is based upon Vivaldis time as a music instructor at a Venetian orphanage. Vivaldi (16781741) encourages the orphans to envision stories behind the melodies, but his nontraditional methods cost him his position. As Vivaldis fame blossoms, however, the chief governor invites him to visit the orphanage and to write compositions for the girls, which leads to the debut of The Four Seasons. Kitchels watercolors blend natural and architectural forms, while the musicians wide faces echo the contours of their instruments. Includes a CD recording of The Four Seasons. Ages 69. (July) 2012 Reed Business Information