A less known story than his musical genius was the impressive figure that he was in Venetian society; the young, red-haired prodigy could make women swoon with the sweeping grandeur of his violin performances - especially after he traded in his priest's robes for the dashing attire of a celebrity.
Through the words of his lifelong friend, Domenico Trapensi, Vivaldi's Girls tells the mesmerizing story of Vivaldi's time as a music teacher at Venice's Conservatorio, of those who fell for more than just his violin lessons, and of his romancing of other girls on the road to the Italian cities in his time.
Praise from readers:
★★★★★ - "This was a beautiful read from start to finish, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Author Rosano has clearly done considerable research into the life and times of the infamous Antonio Vivaldi, but the thing that most impressed me was the description and attention to detail with which the story is told. There's so much life, colour, flavor and excitement in the tale. The choice of narrator also enables the story to come to life more like a novel."
★★★★★ - "Told with a flair for the arts and the flourishes of Italy, Vivaldi's Girls may share a new dimension of the master, but in D.P.'s eloquent writing the fullness of his life - both in the passion for music and for women - we are still in awe of this superb Baroque composer. Kudos!"
★★★★★ - "Vivaldi's Girls, is a rich period piece. Thisnovella isn't short on what makes a captivating tale. Rosano's research isunmistakable in the vivid descriptions and details that bring to life Vivaldi'smusic and affairs andthe beauty of 18th-century Venice. (Ambassador Magazine)
★★★★★ - "Every scene describing Italy is vivid... every word drew emotion and painted for me a picture of the man Domenico knew as Antonio Vivaldi."
★★★★★ - "It is very easy to get caught up in the roles of each of the characters as Rosano spins the tale of love, betrayal, and revenge. I love the way Rosano pours his soul into the pages of Vivaldi's Girls, making the reader get lost in the feel of Italy with the music, the orchestra, and of course the impressive boat docks."
Already translated. Translated by Alessandra Sandrin
Translation in progress. Translated by Ronal Rondon