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Antonio Vivaldi

4 mar 1678 (Venice) - 27 jul 1741 (Vienna)

Books about Antonio Vivaldi and his music

bookH. C. Robbins Landon Vivaldi : Voice of the Baroque
University Of Chicago Press, 1996; ISBN 0226468429; 208 pages
Vivaldi boasted that he could compose a concerto faster than a scribe could copy one. Despite his prolificacy, The Four Seasons , and the majority of his already published work had fallen into obscurity by the time of his death in poverty in 1741. Most of his music-concertos, sonatas, operas, and sacral music-has been published only recently. Very little has been written on Vivaldi for the nonspecialist, especially in English. Landon rediscovers the composer in this accessible and musically informed biography while presenting documentation of the musician's life discovered after the Baroque revival in the 1930s. This book includes illustrations of eighteenth-century Venice and several newly translated letters, thoroughly evoking the style of the time and revealing some of the more personal aspects of Vivaldi's life. "Belongs on the shelf of every serious music student."— Kirkus "Gives a good feel for Vivaldi's life and times . . . and describes particularly well how Vivaldi has been revived."— Booklist "Robbins Landon is marvelously entertaining, extravagantly learned."— The Independent Price indication: $ 10.88
bookPaul Everett and Julian Rushton Vivaldi : The Four Seasons and Other Concertos, Op. 8 (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Cambridge University Press, 1996; ISBN 0521406927; 120 pages
Vivaldi's celebrated Four Seasons are among the most popular works of all time and these, with the rest of the concertos in Op. 8, represent the composer'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, at the same time providing an ideal introduction to Vivaldi's music in general. Price indication: $ 21.99
bookMichael Talbot Vivaldi (Master Musicians Series)
Oxford University Press, 2001; ISBN 0198164971; 262 pages
Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this extraordinary series continues to amaze and captivate its readers with detailed insight into the lives and work of music's geniuses. Unlike other composer biographies that focus narrowly on the music, this series explores the personal history of each composer and the social context surrounding the music. In a precise, engaging, and authoritative manner, each volume combines a vivid portrait of the master musicians' inspirations, influences, life experiences, even their weaknesses, with an accessible discussion of their work-all in roughly 300 pages. Further, each volume offers superb reference material, including a detailed life and times chronology, a complete list of works, a personalia glossary highlighting the important people in the composer's life, and a select bibliography. Under the supervision of music expert and series general editor Stanley Sadie, Master Musicians will certainly proceed to delight music scholars, serious musicians, and all music lovers for another hundred years. Price indication: $ 16.00
bookKarl Heller Antonio Vivaldi : The Red Priest of Venice
Amadeus Press, 2003; ISBN 1574670158; 362 pages
Antonio Vivaldi's rediscovery after World War II quickly led him from obscurity to his present renown as one of the most popular 18th-century composers. Heller's biography presents the important facets of his life, his works, and his influence on music history. Price indication: $ 22.02
bookJ. Booth Vivaldi (Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers)
Omnibus Press, 1989; ISBN 0711917272; 143 pages Price indication: $ 13.57
bookDonna Getzinger and Daniel Felsenfeld Antonio Vivaldi and the Baroque Tradition (Classical Composers)
Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2004; ISBN 1931798206; 144 pages Price indication: $ 24.95
bookPatrick Barbier and Margaret Crosland Vivaldi's Venice
Souvenir Press, 2003; ISBN 0285636707; 288 pages
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. Price indication: $ 16.47
bookSusan Hammond Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery Teacher's Notes/CD Bundle (Classical Kids)
Children's Group, 2004; ISBN 1894502744 Price indication: $ 21.77
bookAntonio Vivaldi Music Minus One Violin: Vivaldi L'Estro Armonico: Violin Concerti in A minor, op. 3, no. 6, RV356; Concerto Grosso in A minor, op. 3, no. 8, RV522; Concerto in D major op. 3, no.9, RV230 (Book & C
Music Minus One, 1996; ISBN 1596151552; 28 pages
Perform timeless Violin works with a full orchestra! Perfect for practice, rehearsal, auditions, contest solos, performances, and more! Three beautiful Baroque concerti from the master composer, Antonio Vivaldi, all part of his famous 'L'Estro Armonico.' Glorious Venetian Baroque music, rewarding to study and play. The wonderful ‘Double’ Concerto includes printed parts for both primo and secondo violin, and includes accompaniments with orchestra minus primo violin, as well as with orchestra only (minus both violins) for you and a fellow violinist to perform. Suitable for a variety of technical levels. Includes a high-quality printed music score and compact disc with complete and stereo accompaniment recordings. MMO CD 3126 Performed by Geoffrey Applegate, violin; Lenore Sjoberg, 2nd violin Accompaniment: Classic Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Emil Kahn Price indication: $ 29.98
bookMarc Pincherle Vivaldi: Genius of the Baroque
W W Norton & Co Inc, 1957; ISBN 0393001687; 278 pages Price indication: $ 16.58
bookJim Whiting The Life and Times of Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (Masters of Music)
Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2004; ISBN 1584152419; 48 pages
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi became one of Europe's most popular composers during the early part of the 18th century. He wrote hundreds of concertos, dozens of operas, and many sacred works before his music fell out of fashion during the latter part of his life. His most famous work, The Four Seasons, has become one of the best-selling classical compositions of all time. Price indication: $ 13.57
bookRoland Vernon Introducing Vivaldi (Introducing Composers)
Chelsea House Publications, 2000; ISBN 0791060446; 32 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 12.57
bookWalter Kolneder Antonio Vivaldi: his life and work;
Faber and Faber Ltd, 1970; ISBN 0571093868; 288 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 75.91
bookMarcel Marnat Vivaldi
Fayard, 2003; ISBN 2213614695 Price indication: $ 19.76
bookPam Brown Antonio Vivaldi: the World's Greatest Composers (The World's Greatest Composers)
Exley Publications Ltd, 1992; ISBN 1850153019 Price indication: (used only): from $ 24.95

Sheet music, libretti, etc.

10 Bassoon Concertos - Volume 1 - Schirmer Books
Contents: Concerto in D minor (Pincherle 282) • Concerto in E minor (Pincherle 137) • Concerto in A minor (Pincherle 72) • Concerto in C Major (Pincherle 46) • Concerto in C minor (Pincherle 432)

All'ombra di sospetto RV678 : Critical Edition Score and Parts - Ricordi

Antonio Vivaldi - Nisi Dominus : (Psalm 126), RV 608 - Ricordi

Arie per Soprano da Opere : Voice and Piano - Ricordi
Arias for Soprano from Operas.Contents: Agitata da due venti * Ben conosco a poco a poco * Col piacer della mia fed * Da quel ferro che ha * Guarda in quest'occhi * Io son quel gelsomino * La pena amara * Quel tuo ciglio languide * Se lascio d'adorare * Senza l'amato ben * Sposa son disprezzata * Squarciami pure il seno * Vedro con mio diletto * Virresti il so amor tir.

Beatus vir RV597 : Critical Edition Score - Ricordi

Classical Guitar Music of Vivaldi (Concert Masterworks) - Creative Concepts
Features 31 pieces by Antonio Vivaldi arranged for solo guitar with tablature. Includes historical notes, performance suggestions, explanation of ornaments, and more.

Dixit Dominus RV594 : Critical Edition Score - Ricordi

Dixit Dominus RV595 : Critical Edition Score - Ricordi

Music Minus One Violin: VIVALDI 'Le Quattre Stagioni' ('The Four Seasons') for violin and orchestra, op. 8, nos. 1-4 (Book & 2 CDs) - Music Minus One
Perform timeless Violin works with a full orchestra! Perfect for practice, rehearsal, auditions, contest solos, performances, and more! Here is the classic which sits atop the Baroque literature for violin and orchestra. Magnificent in every way, and well worth the effort to learn. Master virtuoso Michael Metelka performs this perennial classic, then he steps aside and you take your place as soloist with the magnificent Czech Symphony Chamber Orchestra under Maestro Mario Klemens. A joy to perform, as well as to listen to, it will delight you for a lifetime! <P>Includes a high-quality printed music score and two compact discs with the complete work with soloist in split-channel stereo (soloist on right channel for easy isolation); then a second recording in full stereo of the accompaniments, minus the soloist. <P>MMO CD 3127 <BR>Performed by Michael Metelka, violin <BR>Accompaniment: Czech Symphony Chamber Orchestra <BR>Conductor: Mario Klemens

Perfidissimo cor! Iniquo fato! RV674 : Critical Edition Score and Parts - Ricordi

Six Flute Concertos, Op. 10, in Full Score : With Related Concertos for Other Wind Instruments - Dover Publications

The Four Seasons and Other Violin Concertos in Full Score : Opus 8, Complete - Dover Publications
<DIV><DIV>One of the most popular of all violin concerti, composed as musical illustrations of 4 sonnets. New, clean computer-generated score. Editorial Notes.</DIV></DIV>

The Four Seasons: Op. 8, Nos. 1-4 (Dover Miniature Scores) - Dover Publications

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons for Piano - Chester Music
Seven movements from one of the most popular works in the entire classical repertoire. Arranged for intermediate-level solo piano.

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