A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton


A House Near Luccoli

A House Near Luccoli free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB He cares for her bedridden grandmother and cats than overbearing aunt keeping house and tending to a small terraced garden painting flowers and waxing poetic in her journal At first she is in awe of and certain she will have little to do with Stradella Slowly his ego playfulness need of a copyist and camouflage involve her in an inspired and insidious world exciting and heartbreaking as she is enlarged by his magnanimity and reduced by his missteps forging a friendship that challenges how far she will. A House Near Luccoli which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is a musical symphony of beauty that begins with the compelling 17th century composer violinist and singer Alessandro Sandro Stradella A maestro with a scandalous reputation Sandro has taken up residence in a shabby apartment in Genoa surrounded by curious tenants and three women whose sense of decorum is determined by age and attitude He wants to regain his popularity and respectability but his past and scandalous appetite may only lead him further along a tragic destructive pathDonatella unmarried in her mid thirties and dominated by her bitter overbearing aunt Desapina despises her life of drudgery of being treated like a servant Although hungry for life experiences she s devoted to her bedridden elderly grandmother and the cats that follow her about When Sandro takes up residence she s enthralled by the musical genius but ignores him feeling inferior But musically trained when asked she agrees to be his copyist and is whirled into his creative but insidious world With the maestro Donatella not only begins to realize her dream of escaping beyond her boring existence develops a friendship and a fragile imagined intimacy with him but will also face heartbreak and sorrowDM Denton sets the stage for her captivating story in Genoa a city of contradictions with its modesty and posturing poverty and prosperity experience and imagination Historically based on the last months of the legendary Italian Baroue musician and singer s life she creates an ingenious plot filled with passion beauty and the poetic artistry of music With vivid description that evokes images of 17th century Genoa and by inserting the romantic nuances of the Italian language the narrative vibrates with reality in a world that seems surreal at times The plot is well written and uniue with its unconventional style that arouses the reader s emotions Amid a score of characters that add to the passion energy and spice of the plot Donatella is the self conscience modest and harmless woman who yearns for adventure and love in the hopelessness of her life Although unremarkable in appearance but with a magnanimous heart she gravitates to the playfulness and musical artistry of the egotistical Alessandro Stradella who takes her under his wing and introduces her to his unfettered world Sandro Stradella is a challenging hypocritical and self absorbed musical genius and scandalous rogue who plumbs the depths of Donatella s soul releasing her from the strictures of propriety and forging an unusual friendship with her With a well developed plot realistic and unforgettable characters as well as a writing style that fills the pages with romance and beauty A House near Luccoli must be savoured slowly I enjoyed the experience and hope to read by this talented writer

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A House Near Luccoli free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Have begun to unravel again He is offered by the very man he is rud to have wronged a respectable if slightly shabby apartment and yet another chance to redeem his character and career He moves in to the curiosity and consternation of his caretakers also tenants three women whose reputations are of concern only to themselves Donatella still unmarried in her mid thirties is plainly irrelevant Yet like the city she lives in there are hidden longings in her propriety the rule not cure for what ails her S. Alessandro Stradella was a legend in his time a celebrated composer who took Italy in the 17th century by storm wrestled from fame to infamy Stradella received accolades and evictions alike finally coming to Genoa after being sent from Rome Turin and Venice Despite his scandals his seductive genius for Baroue music and his overwhelming charm reserved for him a place of esteem within the nobility of Genoa In DM Denton s languid new novel A House Near Luccoli the author examines the famed composer s time in Genoa through the lens of fiction centering her story on the house near Luccoli Street where Stradella rented an apartment and filling it with her own brand of characters Among them is the novel s protagonist Donatella Plain and a confirmed spinster Donatella resides in and tends to the house near Luccoli along with her ailing grandmother and domineering aunt When Stradella sweeps into the uiet house Donatella becomes enraptured with the world he offers so much different than the life she planned to live with her bloom fading before even having the chance to fully blossom After beginning work for Stradella as a copyist his passionate realm of intrigue and music artists and royalty envelops Donatella s curiosity just as she begins to lose herself to the beguiling and reckless composer But as her longings war with her own simple reality she must find strength within to keep from being trampled among Stradella s many admirers and his own larger than life personaA House Near Luccoli is as charmingly crafted as Stradella s compositions often mirroring their power beauty and delicate intricacy It s a novel at once intimate and expansive uickly ushering the reader into the vivid 17th century world of Stradella and exposing the history of a lesser known genius while enfolding them in a fictitious story of romance friendship art and intrigue Denton s narrative is complex and challenging steeped in a richness that befits the grandeur of the time period Her use of language and her inventive storytelling captured me from the first page some passages of dialogue felt abstractly constructed than others lending me the enchanting image of an artist s story being told through an eually artistic medium I enjoyed the freedom she displayed in writing Her depiction of Stradella presented an absorbing study of a truly fascinating man and left my interest piued to discover about himself and his music In Donatella I found a protagonist I was keenly drawn to She is perhaps a daring choice for a heroine at times appearing melancholy in her situation at the house in Genoa but I felt an understanding with Donatella a timid woman with an artist s fiery spirit inside who has somehow managed to lose her life to her own daydreams Her interests have captivated her while her longings have been left dormant only to be brought to surprising life by Stradella and all his colorful vibrant artistry The relationship forged between the duo sometimes a friendship sometimes a romance sometimes a turbulent bundle of unknown feelings is one I was loathe to let go of at the book s final pagesAdditional characters are ever on hand through Denton s story to create intrigues and offer new dramatic surprises It culminated into an ending that held me in rapt attention and made me want to immerse myself in the book all over again Compelling stimulating and studiously researched A House Near Luccoli is a beautiful representation of the boundlessness of historical fiction and a story as sumptuous and engaging as the man at its centerReview Casee Marie originally published on December 7 2012 at LiteraryInklingscom I received a copy of the book for the purpose of review

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A House Near Luccoli free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB A House near Luccoli focuses on chance encounters beautiful music and the paradox of genius through an imagined intimacy with one of the most legendary and undervalued figures of Italian Baroue music Over three years since the charismatic 17th century composer violinist and singer Alessandro Stradella sought refuge in the palaces and twisted alleys of Genoa royally welcomed despite the alleged scandals and even crimes that forced him to flee from Rome Venice and Turin his professional and personal life. The author s style takes the conventional and then begins the deconstruction the rearrangements to bring us into the reality of Alessandro Stradella a gifted Baroue composer and musician This deconstruction and rearranging is what an artist does Rather than imitate reality he selects what is important to him and abstracts what is essential to achieve a new reality People relationships emotions and ideas are put through this process of reordering The artist abstracts what is vital and compelling and releases it as a living thing From the moment of inspiration until the intuitive flow has ceased expression is important than communication For this reason an artist often is not very good at personal relationships So it is with Alessandro Stradella The book explores the ways in which passion can order and disorder an artist s creativity and drive even a repressed and unadventurous person to experiment Stradella s behavior is a form of rebellion against the power that the elite have over artists in his day His music is filled with pure notes a sharp contrast to a corrupt world that tempts him When he deconstructs one of the powerful his risky behavior is a direct threat not a concerto that can be interpreted and dismissed with a smile Rearranging and abstracting done clumsily appear to be a form of imitation known as mockery Stradella takes this beyond the stage and written page and pays a heavy priceWithout risk there is no art only craftsmanship There are beautiful sentences in this book that would not have been possible without the experimentation that preceded them A House Near Luccoli tears away at the borders of convention just as Stradella did in his life It may be irrelevant to think in terms of success and failure when it comes to any artistic endeavor since all efforts contribute to the artist s journey and there is always difference of opinion on what has succeeded and what has not But there are times when the artist and the audience know the effort has not reached the desire outcome when the intuition has moved in another direction and the work continued at a less inspired and conceptualized level In this book Denton has often remained true to her intuition Some sentences soar while many loop out into variations on a theme as music does with results that are satisfying or disconcerting and oddly often both This baroue writing style adeptly embodies the times and the musiciancomposer who inhabits the story

  • Paperback
  • 204
  • A House Near Luccoli
  • D.M. Denton
  • English
  • 06 August 2018
  • 9780985778972

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    summary º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ D.M. Denton A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton A House Near Luccoli is a poetic and thought provoking historical novel At times joyous at others melancholy it tells the story of Don

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    A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton Classical musicians were the rock stars of the seventeenth century especially in places like Genoa Italy A House Near Luccoli takes an interesting approach to one of those stars Alessandro Stradella a composer who was famous during his life but whose fame has faded compared to contemporaries such as Vivaldi and Handel The book's na

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    A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton D.M. Denton ☆ 6 read The author’s style takes the conventional and then begins the deconstruction the rearrangements to bring us into the reality of Alessandro Stradella a gifted Baroue composer and musician This deconstruction and rearranging is what an artist does Rather than imitate reality he selects what is important to him an

  4. says: A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton D.M. Denton ☆ 6 read read A House Near Luccoli

    summary º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ D.M. Denton A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton D.M. Denton ☆ 6 read A most beautiful and engaging novel about Baroue musician Alessandro Stradella Mixing fact with fictional elements we get to witness this colourful and fascinating subject in his professional and private lifeThe flow of the writing is smooth and pulled me in from the first chapter something that few historical novels master The prose is wonderful and the pace just perfect There is a great story to tell about t

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    D.M. Denton ☆ 6 read A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton In “A House Near Luccoli” DM Denton successfully blends the lives of a fictional female character with an existing historical figure to create a tale that is both believable and moving The 17th century Italian composer Alessandro Stradella is well enough known to those of us in the early music field although his work

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    summary º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ D.M. Denton D.M. Denton ☆ 6 read A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton Alessandro Stradella was a legend in his time a celebrated composer who took Italy in the 17th century by storm; wrestled from fame to infamy Stradella received accolades and evictions alike finally coming to Genoa after being sent from Rome Turin and Venice Despite his scandals his seductive genius for Baroue music and his overwhelming charm reserved for him a place of esteem within the nobility of Genoa In DM Denton

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    A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton A House Near Luccoli which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is a musical symphony of beauty that begins with the compelling 17th century composer violinist and singer Alessandro Sandro Stradella A maestro with

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    read A House Near Luccoli A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton summary º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ D.M. Denton DM Denton is an artist and 'A House Near Luccoli' is musical composition than historical novel Which befits her subject the last years of lesser known Baroue Italian composer Alessandro Stradella as experienced by the protagonist 35 year old 'spinster' Donatella Donatella is an unlikely foil for the flamboyant

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    A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton Imagine yourself a woman caring for a beloved grandmother and under the thumb of a domineering aunt Imagine yourself in Genoa in the late seventeenth century a woman circumscribed by being a woman in an era when women's single role was to get

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    summary º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ D.M. Denton D.M. Denton ☆ 6 read A House Near Luccoli (E–pub/E–book) ✓ D.M. Denton This is a beautifully written story with an atypical heroineYou can’t help but like Donatella Having had her heart broken in the past she remains unmarried in her mids 30s past her prime by the standards of this era yet she is not bitter In

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