Beautiful scenery of Italy and its cities accompanied by classical music. Also available on demand.

Florence, Venice, Rome.

Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys Florence, Italy Musical Tour of the City’s Past and Present (DVD)

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. 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 Concerto for Flute and Harp and his mock-serenade from Don Giovanni, ending with a transcription for guitar of a Caprice

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Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys Venice A Musical Tour of the City’s Past and Present (DVD)

Venice is one of the most famous of all cities, its buildings reflecting its former commercial importance and wealth. Its canals and its position at the head of the Adriatic have given it a unique character that has continued to attract visitors. The music here included is either associated directly with Venice or familiar there in the heyday of the Serenissima. It includes music by the Venetian composers Vivaldi and Marcello, and by Domenico Scarlatti, Neapolitan by birth, who was sent to study there by his father.

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Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys Rome A Musical Tour of the City’s Past and Present (DVD)

Scenes are shown of the glory that was Rome in monuments of the great Empire that ruled Europe and the Near East in its heyday. There are also glimpses of St. Peter’s and of the modern city. The music included here is all associated in one way or another with Rome and its traditions. It ranges from the overture to Mozart’s Roman opera La clemenza di Tito to Wagner’s Tannhauser, whose hero seeks pardon for his sins in the Eternal City, from Puccini’s opera Tosca, set in Rome dominated by a corrupt chief of police, to Berlioz’s evocation of the city in the age of Benvenuto Cellini, his Roman Carnival Overture.

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