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Italy

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

2110253
(2.110253)

Discs:

1

Release date:

1st March 2010

Barcode:

0747313525355

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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Italy

Verona and Romeo and Juliet - Florence - Naples


Tchaikovsky:

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

Capriccio italien, Op. 45


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The Places

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, ruled by Normans and later from Spain. Briefly a Habsburg possession, from 1734 it belonged to the Bourbons, before the unification of Italy in 1860.

The Music

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.

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