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Canzoni da Battello – Gondola Songs

Did you know that “La Biondina in gondoleta” was written for this lady? Gondola Songs J.J. Rousseau, a French philosopher and writer from the 18th century, described in his Dictionary of Music how traditional boat songs, barcarolles, were originally sung by Venetian gondoliers who would listen to popular arias in the many theaters throughout the […]

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Did you know that Vivald’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons, was inspired by 4 sonnets? Here they are! Antonio Vivaldi Sonetti per le Quattro Stagioni PRIMAVERA (Allegro) Giunt’ è la Primavera e festosetti La Salutan gl’ Augei con lieto canto E i fonti allo Spirar de’ Zeffiretti Con dolce mormorio Scorrono intanto: Vengon’ coprendo l’aer di […]

Globar Traveler USA

Venice Music Project Breathes New Life Into Historic Building   By Debra Bokur – May 1, 2015 Music and Venice, Italy are a perfect combination — and the non-profit Venice Music Project seeks to share this beautiful pairing with a new roster of performances. Concerts by resident orchestra Venetia Antiqua Ensemble are held near the Basilica dei Frari in […]