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A Musical Journey: Italy - Florence & Naples / Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky [DVD]

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Capriccio italien, Op. 45
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
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Notes & Reviews:

Our tour of Italy stars in Verona, with its reminiscences of Romeo and Juliet. Then to Florence, for some 300 years, from 1434, the seat of the powerful Medici family, whose artistic patronage has left an impressive cultural legacy. The tour ends in the south, with Naples, originally a Greek colony and later a Roman port, and then capital of a kingdom. Tchaikovsky stayed in Florence on two occasions in 1878, after the disaster of his marriage, hastily contracted, had led him to seek respite abroad. A visit to Rome in 1880 led to the composition of the Italian Capriccio and his opera The Queen of Spades was written in 1890 in Florence, recalled in the same year in his Souvenir de Florence. The other music heard here is the Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet, written in 1869 and based on Shakespeare's play, set in Verona.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 72 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby digital, DTS Surround



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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Capriccio italien, Op. 45 :: [Excerpt]
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: Excerpt(s)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence"
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1887-1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture :: (excerpt)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880