Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra by Stephen Costanza
(Christy Ottaviano Books)

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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 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.


About Stephen Costanza

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Stephen Costanza is the author and illustrator of Mozart Finds a Melody, and the illustrator of several other picture books. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times. He lives in Belfast, Maine.
Published February 28, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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The musical notation is accurate and clearly legible, which will satisfy readers who are themselves musicians.

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Costanza (Mozart Finds a Melody) imagines that a young, irrepressible musical copyist, Candida, actually inspired the naming of The Four Seasons (and the unattributed sonnets that accompany the music) by scribbling seasonally themed verse beside the evocative notes as she made sheet music for ea...

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