In these playful episodes, Ron Butlin weaves delightful fables based on the lives of the great composers and philosophers: Beethoven attempts pyramid selling; Haydn deliberates over the promotional boost he would receive by an appearance on Jerry Springer; Seneca tests the validity of stoicism by taking up residence in 21st century Edinburgh; and God entrusts Vivaldi with the gift of the number 3. Vivaldi and the Number 3 is a delightful mix of music and surreal humour by an acclaimed Scottish writer.
"It's not often you get composer-inspired surrealism... I enjoyed these very much." - Bernard MacLaverty
Used availability for Ron Butlin's Vivaldi and the Number 3
July 2004 : UK Paperback