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  • Wandering around in Napoli, Italy, on the way back from the wonderful Ospedale delle Bambole, I got lost, and found myself in a district where they sell all kinds of tiny figures and items to do with the creches, or nativity scenes, of which the Neapolitans are so proud.

    Getting Small: Toys and Miniatures

  • Wandering around in Napoli, Italy, on the way back from the wonderful Ospedale delle Bambole, I got lost, and found myself in a district where they sell all kinds of tiny figures and items to do with the creches, or nativity scenes, of which the Neapolitans are so proud.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The story is told by Anna Maria dal Violin, one of the elite musicians of the Ospedale della Pieta, the foundling home whose maestro and composer is the ambitious and eccentric "Red Priest" of Venice, Antonio Vivaldi.

    Vivaldi's Virgins, A Musical Story

  • The story is told by Anna Maria dal Violin, one of the elite musicians of the Ospedale della Pieta, the foundling home whose maestro and composer is the ambitious and eccentric "Red Priest" of Venice, Antonio Vivaldi.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • He built the great Savoy Hospital, modeled on the Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • He built the great Savoy Hospital, modeled on the Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • He built the great Savoy Hospital, modeled on the Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • He built the great Savoy Hospital, modeled on the Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • A friend who was one of the governors of the Ospedale invited him to a meal with the musicians.

    Los Olvidados

  • One of the most popular tourist attractions of eighteenth-century Venice was the all-girl orchestra and choir of the Ospedale della Pietà, for which Antonio Vivaldi, appointed director in 1714, wrote music in such prodigious quantity that much of it lies still unpublished in the National Library in Torino.

    Los Olvidados

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  • orphanage near Venice which hosted the young women who served in as the musicians in Vivaldi's primary orchestra in the early 1700s

    October 1, 2010