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Naxos Musical Journey - Madrid, La Mancha, Toledo

Musical Journey: Madrid La Mancha Toledo / Various
Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110509  
Number of Discs: 1 
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This series of DVDs features travel scenes accompanied by classical music.

The Places

We explore the streets, palaces and parks of Madrid, the capital of Castile and of Spain, before turning south to La Mancha, the country of the immortal Don Quixote, and to Toledo, the home of Cervantes and of the great painter known as El Greco.

The Music

The music of Spain held an exotic attraction for composers from other lands. The Russians Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov found inspiration here, as did the French composers Lalo, Massenet and Ravel, who claimed Basque descent on his mother's side, and Bizet, whose opera Carmen is imbued with the spirit of the country. Spain provided Verdi with a
Read more narrative source, and another Italian, the demon violinist Paganini, was equally a master of the quintessential Spanish instrument, the guitar.
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