Ordained as a priest, Antonio Vivaldi was one of Europe’s most popular composers during the early part of the 18th century. He is especially noted for The Four Seasons, which has become one of the best-selling classical compositions of all time.

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Masters of Music
  • Year Published: 2004
  • Age Level: 8-13
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Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” the most popular work of classical music in recent studies, languished on a library shelf until the mid-1950s. The author of this text makes fascinating the story of this late “discovery” of works by a man who lived during the rule of Louis XIV in France and the era of Stradivari and his violin-making. (Children’s Literature – Susan Hepler, Ph.D.)

For a book intended for young people, this is really well done and well researched. I am impressed. (Annm, Goodreads)