Gondolas accommodate Venice's marshy waters and vice versa
Gondola accepts the position in 2013 of title #3 in the book and CD series by Donna Leon, world-famous ideator of the Guido Brunetti mystery novels, on creations and inventions contemporaneous with the Baroque era’s music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The series begins in 2011 and 2012 with the respective releases of:
• Handel’s Bestiary; and
• Venetian Curiosities.
The two previous titles respectively consider select classical music compositions by:
• George Frideric Handel (February 23, 1685–April 14, 1759); and
• Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (March 4, 1678–July 28, 1741).
The third publication contrastingly deals with:
• the folk culture of Venice’s hallmark water transport, the gondola; and
• the related traditions of Venice’s signature folk music, the barcarole.