Tag Archives: Vivaldi

Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Gregory Dowling

Here is the latest in my monthly series of interview with Venetophiles. This month we feature another writer. Gregory Dowling¬†grew up in Bristol, England, and graduated from Oxford University. From 1979 to 1981 he taught in language schools in Naples, … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty Videos: Anna Maria dal Violin

On this day in 1782, a great violinist died. She was Anna Maria dal Violin, who was orphaned, left at the Ospedale Santa Maria della Piet√° in the scaffetta, a revolving door where babies could be left anonymously. She showed … Continue reading

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Losing Sleep in Venice

A lot of people lost a lot of sleep over this show! My friend Adriano sent me a link to a recent RAI tv film about Venice. Although it’s all in Italian, even if you don’t speak that language, you … Continue reading

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Next Recital Opportunity

  Join us this Sunday, August 7, at 4:30 for a lovely afternoon of music and lecture. Once again, Tina Paulson will regale you with songs by and about Venetian women, while I fill in the details of their history … Continue reading

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