Five centuries of music in Venice

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Schirmer Books, 1991 - Music - 200 pages
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Music pervades the soul of Venice as surely as its canals penetrate the heart of the city. From Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, and Rossini to Verdi, Wagner, and Stravinsky, this great city has inspired and sheltered genius. Venice is a city in which music has accompanied every aspect of life, from religious and state ceremony to late-night revelry. This lavishly illustrated book examines the unique relationships between the life of Venice and the history of music.

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This lavishly illustrated volume is a spinoff from a five-part series on British television. Its impetus is superficially appealing: the story of musical life in Venice for each of the last five ... Read full review


Preface H C Robbins Landon
The Sixteenth Century
The Seventeenth Century

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