Butlin, Ron. "Vivaldi Learns a New Skill".
- playful magic realism
- set in Venice where the composer Vivaldi is always late for rehearsals and there is rumour about the now old man and the two sisters who care for him
- the young girl Bianca teaches him how to walk upon water by telling him to focus his anger on something which will make him fly forward upon the water surface
- Vivaldi learns that Stravinsky dismissed his 500 concertos as the same concerto 500 times and this becomes the effective focus for his anger
AuthorButlin, Ron. (b. 1949).
Full Title"Vivaldi Learns a New Skill".
First PublishedIn: Vivaldi and the Number 3. London: Serpent's Tail, 2004.
Butlin, Ron. "Vivaldi Learns a New Skill". Vivaldi and the Number 3. London: Serpent's Tail, 2004.