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Una leggenda racconta che il 4 marzo 1678, a Venezia, ci fu un terribile terremoto e temporale a causa della nascita del grande musicista Antonio Vivaldi.

Non è la verità ma certamente Vivaldi ha portato un terremoto nella musica italiana.

 

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A legend narrates that on March 4 1678, in Venice, there was a terrible earthquake and storm due to the birth of the great musician Antonio Vivaldi.

This is not the truth but certainly Vivaldi brought an earthquake into Italian music.

 

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Venezia (picture courtesy of Karsten Wurth)

 

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Vivaldi, the earthquake of Italian music

La storica dell’arte Myriam Zerbi, prestata alla musica, ha scritto un libro su Antonio Vivaldi (Un fiume di musica) in cui ci racconta l’avventura di vita di questo geniale musicista veneziano, prete che non dice messa, straordinario violinista e impresario teatrale che ha rivoluzionato la musica del suo tempo, diventando famoso e acclamato in tutta Europa.
Dopo la sua morte il suo nome è caduto nell’oblio e Un fiume di musica racconta quella che fu l’avventura della riscoperta della sua musica con il rocambolesco ritrovamento della sua biblioteca personale a duecento anni dalla scomparsa del Prete rosso.

 

Leggi il libro di Myriam e ascolta le famosissime Quattro Stagioni, in cui Vivaldi ha messo in musica il suono del vento in autunno, la sensazione del freddo invernale, il canto degli uccellini in primavera e l'allegria delle feste dei contadini in estate, e molto altro.

 

Buona pratica dell'italiano!

The art historian Myriam Zerbi, temporarily engaged in music history, has written a book about Antonio Vivaldi (Un fiume di musica = A river of music) in which she tells us about the adventurous life of this brilliant Venetian musician: a priest who does not say Mass, an extraordinary violinist and theatre manager who revolutionized the music of his time, becoming famous and acclaimed throughout Europe.
After his death, his name fell into oblivion. Un fiume di musica tells us what was the adventure of rediscovering Vivaldi's music with the exciting finding of his personal library, two hundred years after the death of the Red Priest.

 

Read Myriam's book and listen to the famous Four Seasons, in which Vivaldi has set to music the sound of wind in autumn, the feeling of winter cold, the singing of birds in spring and the joy of peasant festivals in summer, and much more.

 

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L'autunno

 


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L'inverno

 


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La primavera

 


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L'estate

 


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