The Violinist of Venice

The Violinist of Venice

A Story of Vivaldi

Book - 2015
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"Like most 18th century Venetians, Adriana d'Amato adores music--except her strict merchant father has forbidden her to cultivate her gift for the violin. But she refuses to let that stop her from living her dreams and begins sneaking out of her family's palazzo under the cover of night to take violin lessons from virtuoso violinist and composer Antonio Vivaldi. However, what begins as secret lessons swiftly evolves into a passionate, consuming love affair. Adriana's father is intent on seeing her married to a wealthy, prominent member of Venice's patrician class--and a handsome, charming suitor, whom she knows she could love, only complicates matters--but Vivaldi is a priest, making their relationship forbidden in the eyes of the Church and of society. They both know their affair will end upon Adriana's marriage, but she cannot anticipate the events that will force Vivaldi to choose between her and his music. The repercussions of his choice--and of Adriana's own choices--will haunt both of their lives in ways they never imagined. Spanning more than 30 years of Adriana's life, Alyssa Palombo's The Violinist of Venice is a story of passion, music, ambition, and finding the strength to both fall in love and to carry on when it ends"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York City, New York : St. Martin's Griffin, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781250071491
Characteristics: 437 pages ;,22 cm.


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Feb 25, 2018

Vivaldi is an impoverished priest/ musician who has a young wealthy virgin fall in love with him and have sex. Dashing any hope of decency, I found it too sacrilegious and unnecessary for this story line. I stopped reading it.

Jan 08, 2016

Excellent book. I would give it 4.5 stars, but it doesn't do half stars. I loved it and was transported back to 1700s Venice.

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