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On the day he was born, Antonio Vivaldi nearly died. In desperation, his mother vowed that if her son lived, he would become a priest.
From an early age, Antonio showed a remarkable talent for music. But his mother??'s vow would cause him much trouble. As the feisty boy who only wanted to play the violin grew into a stubborn, single-minded man, his musical interests continually got in the way of his studies for the priesthood.
In this lively picture book biography, told as if by Vivaldi himself, the famous musician??'s energetic personality and steadfast dedication to music come alive. Beautifully ornate artwork captures the spirit of the man and the splendor of his hometown, Venice.
In this dynamic picture-book biography, told as if by Vivaldi himself, the famous musician's energetic personality and steadfast dedication to music come alive.
Despite his mother's vow for him to become a priest, young Vivaldi is only interested in music. He soon grows from a feisty boy who wants to play the violin into a stubborn young man who puts his musical training ahead of his studies for priesthood.
Beautiful, ornate artwork portrays the spirit and splendor of Vivaldi's hometown, Venice. A historical note, musical score, and glossary will help readers more fully appreciate Vivaldi's life and musical genius.
Billedbog. A dynamic picture-book biography of the Italian composer who as a young man put his musical training ahead of his studies for the priesthood. Includes an historical note, musical score, and glossary.
A picture book biography of Antonio Vivaldi explains how this feisty young man destined for the priesthood let his love of and dedication to music overshadow his priestly studies which led to him becoming one of the great Italian composers of all time.