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A Musical Journey - France: Burgundy, Pays De La Loire, Franche-comte

Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110298  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki
Conductor:  Michael HalászKenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony OrchestraSlovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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The Places
The tour of France takes us to Burgundy, to the Pays de la Loire, to Franche-Comté and elsewhere and includes glimpses of the 17th-century Château de Cheverny, with its hunting museum and souvenirs of the chase, and the Château d’Arlay, with its site for falconry. The Château de Bussy-Rabutain was rebuilt in the middle of the 17th century by Count Roger of Bussy-Rabutain, exiled from the French court after his scandalous Histoire amoureuse de Gaules, a literary preoccupation reflected in his collection of pictures. The restored gardens of the Château de Villandry are seen in their formal lay-out.

The Music
The music chosen to accompany the tour of
Read more the fertile and varied landscape of France is by Beethoven and consists principally of his Pastoral Symphony, a work that reflects his feelings, as he recollects a visit to the countryside. The symphony includes elements of realism in its versions of bird-calls and its depiction of a storm, followed by a song of the thanksgiving, when the storm has passed. Also included is the Romance in G, a single movement for solo violin and orchestra, possibly intended for a violin concerto that was never written.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 53 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 

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