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,, , ,,, Vivaldi was a brilliantly innovative composer and performer whose works are filled with sparkling invention that still sounds fresh to us today Yet he cannot be separated from the centuries old culture of Venice, which was so distinctive in many ways from the rest of the early 18th century world Barber negotiates and elaborates this apparent paradox through a rich analysis of the Venetian musical scene in which the celebrated Red Priest lived and worked Vivaldi s Venice is richly informati Vivaldi was a brilliantly innovative composer and performer whose works are filled with sparkling invention that still sounds fresh to us today Yet he cannot be separated from the centuries old culture of Venice, which was so distinctive in many ways from the rest of the early 18th century world Barber negotiates and elaborates this apparent paradox through a rich analysis of the Venetian musical scene in which the celebrated Red Priest lived and worked Vivaldi s Venice is richly informative, and discusses Vivaldi, his life, and his music within the context of Venice s lavish and unique musical, religious, and civic culture This is a must read for all Vivaldi enthusiasts An excellent, interesting, and detailed portrait of seventeenth century Venice and where one of its most famous composers fit into the whole As a fan of Vivaldi s Ring of Mystery, I could not have found adelightful way to learnabout the floating city. An overview of everyday life in Venice in the time of Vivaldi, with emphasis on culture and especially music An easy and pleasant read, with some interesting facts, but lacking in real depth. [ Epub ] ♍ Vivaldi's Venice ♵ A detailed evocation of Venice and the city s musical culture that inspired Vivaldi At the time Venice was, uniquely, a city where all classes mingled in their love of music aristocrats, gondoliers and the workers met to listen to all types of music All that is known about Vivaldi s life is included, and all the recent discoveries that have been made about that life as well as details from Vivaldi s contemporaries The book captures the hedonistic atmosphere of Venice at the time, already an international tourist destination, and how that was reflected by the mysterious Vivaldi in his baroque music which is still available in a range of recordings An interesting, readable look at 18th century Venice, through the lens of Vivaldi s life and music There is a ton of detailed information and detail here that I found very useful.