Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra

Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra Every day Antonio Vivaldi composes a new orchestral piece and every day the orphan Candida transcribes Vivaldi s masterpiece into sheet music for the Invisible Orchestra Nobody notices Candida or a

  • Title: Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra
  • Author: Stephen Costanza
  • ISBN: 9780805078015
  • Page: 172
  • Format: None
  • Every day, Antonio Vivaldi composes a new orchestral piece, and every day, the orphan Candida transcribes Vivaldi s masterpiece into sheet music for the Invisible Orchestra Nobody notices Candida or appreciates her hard work.But one day Candida accidentally slips a poem she wrote into the sheet music and the girl so often behind the shadows gets recognized for her own talEvery day, Antonio Vivaldi composes a new orchestral piece, and every day, the orphan Candida transcribes Vivaldi s masterpiece into sheet music for the Invisible Orchestra Nobody notices Candida or appreciates her hard work.But one day Candida accidentally slips a poem she wrote into the sheet music and the girl so often behind the shadows gets recognized for her own talents Vivaldi really did have an Invisible Orchestra made up of orphan girls he taught to play This beautiful book pays tribute to their inspiration.

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    1. School Library JournalK-Gr 3-Vivaldi's musicians were orphan girls who performed behind the stage. Candida is a member of the Invisible Orchestra, and her job is to copy the composer's notes for each instrument. As she is transcribing La Notte, a concerto about the night, she imagines the violins as "glittering stars . .The violas are the fireflies; the cellos below them, the crickets." While copying a concerto about winter, she is equally moved by the music and can hear the sound of "frozen rai [...]

    2. Ever wondered what you're supposed to be thinking about or envisioning when classical music is played? This book will introduce you to music's beautiful thoughts and the illustrations it paints in our head when we listen. A great read for your child before visiting the symphony!Ages: 6 - 10**Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean [...]

    3. Historical fiction. An orphan girl inspires one of Vivaldi's greatest works. A great factual summary is found in the back of the book. The illustrations bring the story to life.

    4. This is a fictional story about a real composer and existing poetry. When The Four Seasons, one of Vivaldi's most well known pieces, was first published it appeared as music and four sonnets. The author remained anonymous. Stephen Costanza imagines where the poetry might have come from. Vivaldi's attachment to a girls' orphanage is also written about in The Orphan Singer. I have mixed feelings about children's books that are both fictional and non. My students often remember books as either true [...]

    5. Stephen Costanza’s Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra is a perfect story for 1st through 3rd grade that captures historical elements (historical fiction) of Antonio Vivaldi’s life. The story begins with Vivaldi’s musicians, who are youth from the local orphanage and one in particular, named Candida. Candida, described as a daydreamer, is charged with the task of copying Vivaldi’s music for the orchestra. In one instance, she scribes poetry between the lines of a piece, to the amusement [...]

    6. Vivaldi writes orchestral pieces performed by an "invisible orchestra" of orphan girls, who perform hidden behind a curtain. The orphan Candida, whose job it is to transcribe Vivaldi's notes for the orchestra, daydreams about the music. Her daydreams are shown in beautiful spreads of dreamy pastels. Candida writes poetry inspired by the music, and faces teasing from the orchestra when they discover her writings. But Vivaldi is inspired to write "The Four Seasons."The author takes several little- [...]

    7. A lovely story of the most invisible person in Vivaldi's "Invisible Orchestra (orphan girls who played behind a curtain to accompany him). Candida is the little girl responsible for copying the music Vivaldi writes for all the orchestra. She sees his titles and imagines the roles all the instruments would play (e.g. in the song The Night the bassists would be moonlight, the violinists stars). One day she writes a bit of poetry beside the music and gets taunted for it by the other girls. Vivaldi [...]

    8. This is the story of an imaginary copyist from whom Vivaldi took inspiration for his Four Seasons. Candida's job is to prepare the music for the orchestra. As she does this she daydreams and sometimes those daydreams come out as words.I picked this book up because Vivaldi is a composer whose music I enjoy.I finished the book because I wanted to see if this was a true story.I would recommend this to Nevyn. She would like the music that I would play as we read the story together.

    9. This book tells you a bit of history of the composer Antonio Vivaldi. It talks about this girl who prepares music for Vivaldi's orchestra to play for the concert. One day, she starts to copy the notes off of some sheets of music. This girl has a very wild imagination and starts to imagine the different parts of the orchestra depicting different seasons. I recommend this book to people who like music

    10. The author's note answers my pressing question about whether this was fact or fiction. Based on the truth about Vivaldi's composing patterns, performances, and processes, including his involvement with the orphanage/orchestra/singers. This particular tale is fictional, but brings to life a distant and detached composer in ways that spark interest and encourages further exploration.

    11. I love that Elaina likes this book. It talks about hearing music and creating stories in your head which is what you can talk about but can't teach. It also shows little girls that make a BIG difference! This is a library book but I think we need this for our own library.

    12. Beautifully illustrated picture book about Vivaldi, his time, and the orphan girls who helped his art come to life.

    13. Creative exploration of music in Vivaldi's Venice. Bring out the instruments and play the Four Seasons in the background.

    14. Interesting theory on why the Four Seasons include poetic notes. Love that this is based in history but interjects plenty of artistic license.

    15. I loved this glimpse into the history of Vivaldi, even the fictional portion - especially for the development of The Four Seasons… Special illustrations that made me say “wow” throughout the book.

    16. I wanted to like this one more and would have loved to see this as a fictionalized biography similar to A Boy Called Dickens. But alas it was not. Sweet illustrations.

    17. A made up story based on real events, the pastel illustrations are Escher-esque and have an fun sense of mystery.

    18. A fictionalized account of Antonio Vivaldi and his Invisible Orchestra which were young female musicians from an orphanage.

    19. This is a lovely book. I enjoyed reading it to me children, and we enjoyed talking about the music Vivaldi created. The illustrations were beautiful and the story was simple and quaint.

    20. A book about classical music and poetry with gorgeous, dreamy illustrations? Yes please!Could be a good mentor text for talking about imagery or showing, not telling.

    21. Oooo! Very nice, hisorical but not obviously so. And I love anything with the female empowerment and imagination.

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