Illustrated by Charlotte Voake
An illustrated biography about Vivaldi’s childhood and how he came to become a great composer. On the accompanying CD, the narration of the story is interwoven with recordings of some of his greatest works. Antonio Vivaldi's father was a baker and a barber as well as being a violinist by profession. Vivaldi became a priest very young and was nicknamed the red priest because of his red hair.
Children who have tried making their own musical instruments or pretended to conduct an orchestra will find that they have much in common with Vivaldi.