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Naxos Musical Journey - Florence - A Musical Tour Of The City's Past & Present

Musical Journey: Florence Firenze Tour Of City's
Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110513  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This series of DVDs features travel scenes accompanied by classical music.

The Places

Florence grew rich and powerful on the silk-trade and banking, evidenced by an incredible wealth of cultural history preserved in its buildings and other works of art. The city is dominated by its great cathedral and adjacent bell-tower and the famous Baptistery. Running through it is the River Arno, crossed by the old bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, and around rise the Tuscan hills.

The Music

Ranging from Palestrina to Puccini, the music includes an excerpt from the latter’s opera Gianni Schicchi, set in Florence, and arias from Verdi, instrumental excerpts by Rossini, a poignant extract from Mozart’s
Read more Concerto for Flute and Harp and his mock-serenade from Don Giovanni, ending with a transcription for guitar of a Caprice by the Demon violinist Paganini.
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