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Musical Journeys DVD:t - 30 %

Continuing its 30th anniversary campaigns, Naxos is offering a special 30% discount on our “Musical Journeys” DVD series throughout August and September 2017.

Naxos Musical Journeys are virtual tours to the world’s cultural heritage sites accompanied by classical music skillfully chosen and synchronized with the video footage, making each journey a pleasure for the eyes and ears. The music follows the great composers’ footsteps both at home — including Vivaldi’s Venice and Faure’s France — and abroad, such as Mozart’s travels in Italy, Beethoven’s visit to Paris, and Tchaikovsky’s stays in Florence. In addition to Europe, discover also the spirit of China, a land where old cultural traditions are kept alive in a rapidly changing modern society; all within the reach of your television and screen.
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Image A Musical Journey: Austria
The Places
This tour of Austria takes us from the historic towns of Stein-Krems and Salzburg to the former imperial country residence at Laxenburg, the Imperial Treasury in Vienna and the vivid contemporary architecture of Fritz Stowasser, better known as Hundertwasser.

The Music
The music for this tour of Austria is taken from two concertos by Mozart, his Clarinet Concerto, written in Vienna a month or so before his death in 1791, and his Oboe Concerto, K. 314, written in Salzburg in 1777.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 53 mins






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Image A Musical Journey: Austria
The Places • The places visited include Hohenwerfen Castle, the Weissensee, Styria, Linz, Aggstein, Hallein and Baden.

The Music • The music chosen for this tour of Austria consists of Mozart's Violin Concertos Nos. 3 and 5, written during his early adulthood in Salzburg.



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Image A Musical Journey: Austria
A Musical Journey: AUSTRIA
Mühlviertel • Styria • Rust • Burgenland
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

The Places • The journey starts in the Austrian region of Mühlviertel, shows the Lippizaner horses of Piber in Styria and the storks and vineyards of Rust by the Neusiedlersee.

The Music • The music of the tour consists of two of Beethoven's best known sonatas for violin and piano, the Spring Sonata and the Kreutzer Sonata.



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Image A Musical Journey: Austria
A Musical Journey: AUSTRIA
Salzburg • Vienna • Gmunden • Waldviertel • Drosenberg
Music by Mozart

The Places • The tour starts in Salzburg, with glimpses of the Austrian countryside, often in winter snow. It ends in the district of Salzburg, where it began.

The Music • The music is taken from three serenades by Mozart. The most famous, Eine kleine Nachtmusik,
written in 1787 in Vienna, is followed by two serenades written ten years earlier for social occasions in Salzburg.





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Image A Musical Journey: Austria - Salzkammergut
The Places • The tour begins in the Salzkammergut, most of which lies nowadays in Upper Austria. It includes Hellbrunn Palace and the Residenz in Salzburg and the Styrian city of Graz.

The Music • The music for our journey is taken from Mozart's Haffner Serenade, written in honour of a friend in Mozart's native city of Salzburg.



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Image A Musical Journey: Austria
The Places
The journey takes us from the vineyards of Grinzing, to the spa of Baden and to Gumpoldskirchen, famous for its wine. Scenes from the Salzkammergut lead to Steyr, Styria and Upper Austria.
The Music
Unlike other great classical composers who worked in Vienna - Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven - Franz Schubert was born there and spent much of his short life in the city. At the same time he took pleasure in the Austrian countryside, reflected in his Trout Quintet, written for friends in Steyr whom he had met during a summer holiday.

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Audio Format: DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / PCM Stereo 2.0 Region Coding: No Region Coding



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Image A Musical Journey: Austria / Belgium
The Places
The tour relates to the life of Mozart, from his native Salzburg to his final precarious independence in Vienna. There are glimpse of the Salzburg Church of St Peter and of the Cathedral, with which Mozart and his father, members of the musical establishment of the ruling Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg, were closely concerned. Memorials of Mozart and other composers are seen in Vienna, while a brief detour to Belgium to the idiosyncratic Musée Wiertz and to the Tournai Musée des Beaux Arts, brings another aspect to the journey.

The Music
Mozart's Requiem Mass was commissioned anonymously in July 1791 by Count Franz Walsegg zu Stuppach, who sought to commemorate the recent death of his wife by the performance of a work of this kind that he might, at least by implication, claim as his own. An initial fee of sixty ducats was paid, with promise of a further sum when the Requiem was completed. But in November Mozart was taken ill and within a fortnight he was dead. His widow, Constanze, who needed the rest of the fee for the work, asked Joseph Eybler, who has assisted Mozart in rehearsals for Così fan tutte, to finish the composition and the scoring. He later gave up the task and the unfinished score finally came into the hands of Franz Xaver Süssmayr, so that the best known form of the Requiem is that started by Mozart, continued briefly by Eybler and completed by Süssmayr.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 57 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Austria, Italy
A MUSICAL JOURNEY - AUSTRIA - ITALY
A Musical Tour of the Lienz Dolomites


Music by SCHUBERT

The Places
In the peace treaty of 1919 the Tyrol was divided into three regions, Southern Tyrol being ceded to Italy. The Eastern Tyrol, Austrian territory, is bounded to the south by the Lienz Dolomites, with the town of Lienz the regional capital. The region is popular with summer visitors, its climate relatively mild, in spite of its height above sea level. There is also a glimpse of the Earth Pyramids at Ritten (Renon) in the Italian Southern Tyrol.

The Music
Music for the tour is by Franz Schubert, the son of a schoolmaster who had settled in Vienna. Although his life was chiefly spent in Vienna, he was, nevertheless, able to enjoy the Austrian countryside, during country holidays spent with friends. The beauty of the landscape is reflected in his music and, in particular, in his songs. The tour of the Lienz Dolomites is accompanied by music by Schubert for piano trio, written towards the end of his short life.

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Image A Musical Journey: Salzburg
På denna DVD-video kan man njuta av vackra rörliga bilder från staden där Mozart föddes - Salzburg - och lyssna till kända Mozartverk.





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Image A Musical Journey: Austria
The Places
The places visited are associated in one way or another with Mozart. He was born in 1756 in Salzburg, where his father was a leading musician at the court of the ruling Prince-Archbishop, and remained there, with occasional breaks for foreign concert tours, until he was finally able to break free in 1781 and settle in Vienna, where he spent the last ten years of his short life.
The Music
The music chosen for the tour of Salzburg and its surroundings consists of two piano concertos by Mozart, written during his earlier successful years of independence in Vienna for subscription concerts at which he performed as soloist.
Running Time: 57:27
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Image A Musical Journey: Vienna
The Places
Vienna was already an ancient Celtic town called Vindobona when around 15 BC the Romans fortified it with a military camp. The town prospered and grew, undergoing considerable further development under the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who died there in AD 180. In later times Vienna assumed the greatest importance as the capital of the Habsburg Empire and as a bulwark defending Western Europe from invasion from the East, although it failed to repel Napoleon, who occupied the city twice in the first decade of the 19th century.

The Music
The eldest son of Johann Strauss I, the younger Johann Strauss was born in 1825, the year in which his father established his popular dance orchestra. The father intended other professions for his sons, but in 1844, two years after his father had abandoned his wife in favour of his mistress, the younger Strauss set up his own orchestra, an enterprise in which he later compelled his younger brothers, Joseph and Eduard, to share. In 1863 Strauss was appointed Imperial Music Director for the balls held at court, a position he held until 1871, when he was succeeded by his brother Eduard. He then began writing a series of operettas, including in 1874 the best known of all, Die Fledermaus. He died in 1899 after a busy and successful career, having composed some five hundred pieces of music - waltzes, polkas, marches, quadrilles and stage works.

NTSC / Colour / 4:3 Audio Format • DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / PCM Stereo 2.0



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Image A Musical Journey: Wien
På denna DVD-video kan vi se rörliga bilder från Wien, bl a på kejsarens palats i Schönbrunn samt byggnader av den kontroversielle Hundertwasser.



Musik av bl a Beethoven, Mozart och Schubert.






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Image A Musical Journey: Czech Republic
The Places
Our tour of the Czech Republic takes us through the countryside, following the River Vltava to Prague, the capital city, visiting some of the great buildings that lie on its course.

The Music
The music chosen for our tour starts with the first great Czech nationalist composer, Bedrich Smetana, who left a monument to his country in his cycle of orchestral pieces, Má Vlast (My Country). The younger composer, Antonín Dvorák, established a still greater reputation in music that reflected his native Bohemia in all its variety.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS Surround
Running time: 59 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Czech Republic
The Places
The churches and palaces of Prague are seen, with the great River Vltava (the Moldau), which flows through the city, the outline of the city buildings reflected in its waters. The Strahov Monastery and the Villa Bertramka are practical examples of Mozart's contact with Prague. On a visit to the monastery he improvised on the organ, and at the Villa Bertramka he and his wife Constanze were guests of the Czech composer Dussek. There is also a visit to Southern Moravia and Lednice, with its Neo-Gothic castle, its folly, a slender minaret, in its English gardens, with its trees and artificial lakes.

The Music
Mozart had happy memories of Prague. When, during the last ten years of his life, circumstances in Vienna proved increasingly difficult, he was always welcome in the Bohemian capital. It was for Prague that he wrote his opera Don Giovanni in 1787 and for Prague that he wrote one of his last operas, La clemenza di Tito, commissioned for the coronation of Leopold II as King of Bohemia, and for his unappreciative wife, who described the work as "porchería tedesca", German porkery. Prague continues to honour Mozart in various festivals, concerts and memorabilia.

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Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 54 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Czech Republic
Castles and Towns in Bohemia and Moravia

The Places
The visit to the Czech Republic starts with Hluboká Castle, a massive building that for over three hundred years belonged to the Schwarzenberg family. The present building is modelled in part on England's Windsor Castle. Other sites visited include Konopište Castle, the picturesque town of Telc, and Vranov Castle.

The Music
Music for the visit is by Mozart and consists of his four Horn Concertos, written during the last decade of his life, when he was in Vienna. They were intended for his old Salzburg friend Ignaz Leutgeb, who had also settled in Vienna, prudently married there, and, in tandem with his musical activities, had become the owner of a small cheese-shop. The concertos, one of them unfinished at the time of Mozart's death, represent his work at its height.

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Audio Format: DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / PCM Stereo 2.0
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Image A Musical Journey: Czech Republic
The Places
The tour visits historic sites in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. These include the castles of Litomyšl and Konopište in Bohemia, and the historic town of Melnik, the Horological Museum at Le Locle in Switzerland, relics of war from the Bavarian Army Museum in Ingolstadt, and a glimpse of the Belgian Château of Gaasbeek.

The Music
The tour brings two of Joseph Haydn's most famous symphonies, written for a London concert season in 1794, Symphony No. 100, the so called Military Symphony, and Symphony No. 101, nicknamed The Clock.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 54 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Prague
På denna DVD-video kan vi se rörliga bilder från Tjeckiens huvudstad Prag samt lyssna till musik av bl a Fibich, Dvořák, Janáček och Smetana.






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Image A Musical Journey: Finland
The Places
Scenes of Finland, its capital Helsinki and its countryside, are intercut with the work of the painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who, like his contemporary Jean Sibelius, captured the spirit of his country and its legends in his work.

The Music
Jean Sibelius is the greatest of all Finnish composers and it is his music that accompanies scenes from his native Finland, its landscape and legends. He drew inspiration from the ancient stories of his country included in the great collection of legends that make up the Kalevala, and from the Finnish landscape.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 63 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Finland
The Places:
This tour of Finland concentrates on the capital, Helsinki, and the work of the Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

The Music:
Finland found its musical identity largely through the work of Jean Sibelius. He established himself as one of the most considerable of the late Romantic symphonists, and in his tone-poems created a national music that has defied imitation.



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Image A Musical Journey: Finland
Naxoksen "A Musical Journey" -DVD-sarjan uusi julkaisu Finland sisältää maisemia ja musiikkia Suomesta. DVD:llä matkataan Helsingistä Haapavesi-järvelle ja Savonlinnaan sekä lopuksi Kerimäen puukirkolle. Musiikkina soi joukko Jean Sibeliuksen tunnetuimpia sävellyksiä, kuten Andante festivo sekä musiikkia 2. sinfoniasta.

DVD on suunniteltu johdatukseksi Suomeen ja Sibeliuksen musiikki liittyy kiinteästi suomalaiseen maisemakuvaan sekä menneeseen historiaan. Myös luonto on vahvasti Sibeliuksen musiikissa läsnä. Tuotetta on miellyttävä sekä katsella että kuunnella.



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Image A Musical Journey: Finland - Savonlinna
Naxoksen julkaisema DVD A Musical Journey: Finland - Savonlinna sisältää maisemia kesäisestä Suomesta. Matkakohteena on Savonlinna sekä sen ympäristöseutu. Olavinlinnan ohella DVD:llä käydään mm. Villa Rauhalinnalla.

Jean Sibelius haki teoksiinsa inspiraatiota Suomen luonnosta. Sibeliuksen musiikki sopiikin DVD-julkaisuun erinomaisesti.

Traileri:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTGpfRnbOao



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Image A Musical Journey: Brittany & Normandy
Brittany and Normandy have an enchantment all their own. The landscape, tinged by the magic of history, offers an unforgettable panorama of the two regions. The music by Debussy used here includes the evocative Prélude à l’aprèsmidi d’un faune, later transformed into a ballet by Nijinsky, the three Nocturnes, orchestral pieces that again suggest the beauty and variety of the landscapes, and finally La mer, in all its changes from dawn to dusk.



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Image A Musical Journey: Chateaux of the Loire
François I’s decision to move his court to the Valley of the Loire coincided with a period of French architecture in which the Italian Renaissance style was notably influential, often combined with the existing Gothic, resulting in the preponderance of imposing Chateaux in the region. The music accompanying this tour of the Loire is all by Fryderyk Chopin. Born in Poland of a Polish mother and émigré French father, Chopin settled in Paris and generally spent the summer months in the Black Valley. The music chosen here is taken from his many Waltzes, a popular dance that he elevated from the ball-room to the concert salon.



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Image A Musical Journey: France
The Places
Brittany and Normandy, in Northern France, have a character all their own, preserving, as they do, ancient Celtic traditions in a countryside bounded on one side by a rocky coast-line. The great Abbey of Mont St-Michel remains a centre of pilgrimage and secular interest, and in Normandy we catch glimpses of the Bayeux Tapestry, with its near-contemporary record of William of Normandy's successful expedition in 1066 to conquer England.

The Music
The music chosen for this tour of Northern France is the Organ Symphony of Camille Saint-Saëns, a work written in memory of Franz Liszt that takes its name from the use of the organ in its grandiose final movement. The other music to be heard is an orchestral version of the Belgian-born composer César Franck's Prelude and Chorale, written two years earlier, in 1884, and the Romance in C major, Op. 48, of Saint-Saëns.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 55 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: France
The Places
The region of southern France known as Provence has enjoyed a varied history, occupied by Ligurian and Celtic tribes, followed by Greek settlers, and finally by absorption into the Roman Empire. The succeeding centuries brought invasions, then rule by the Counts of Toulouse, before the region became, by inheritance, part of France. The local language, the langue d'oc, reflects something of this history, as do surviving popular customs. The Roman period is represented by surviving buildings, the Middle Ages by the Romanesque and Gothic.

The Music
Music for the tour consists of string quartets by Claude Debussy and by Maurice Ravel, thirteen years his junior. Debussy's String Quartet, Op. 10, dates from 1893, while Ravel's single string quartet was written in 1902. Both works are highly characteristic of their relative composers.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 53 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: France
A Musical Tour of the South of France

The Places
The tour opens with views of the Camargue, the marshy region near Arles with its wild life. Views of the Côte d'Azur are intercut with glimpses of the Munich Glyptothek with its collections of Roman and Greek statuary. Near Arles is the ancient Abbey of Montmajour and the fortified monastery and Abbey on Saint-Honorat, one of the Iles de Lérins. In Arles we see the Roman theatre and necropolis and, at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, the remains of the ancient Gallo-Greek town of Glanum.

The Music
Music for the tour includes Debussy's evocative Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, two Gymnopédies by Erik Satie and Ravel's two suites from his ballet Daphnis et Chloé, followed by his Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet.

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Region Coding: No Region Coding




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Image A Musical Journey: France
The Places
The tour starts in the formal gardens of the Palace of Versailles and moves on to the Château of Chantilly. In Paris Montmartre presents a simpler world, with scenes from the Canal Saint-Martin. The writer Rabelais is celebrated in Chinon, his birth-place, and there is a glimpse of Bluebeard's castle before we enter the traditional brasserie, La Cigale, in Nantes. In Paris again, the restaurant, the Train Bleu, celebrates an earlier age of luxury and from the historic railway stations of the capital we continue to Père Lachaise Cemetery, before finally visiting the Place de la Concorde and the major sights of Paris.

The Music
In 1809 Vienna was once again under attack from the forces of Napoleon. Most of the leading families, including the imperial family, had taken refuge elsewhere, the occasion of Beethoven's sonata Les Adieux. On 12 May the city surrendered, the French occupation bringing with it hardship for the Viennese people. In these circumstances Beethoven, now 39 and increasingly deaf, worked on the last of his five piano concertos, to be popularly known as the Emperor. It was probably completed in the following year and was given its first performance in Leipzig in November 1811.

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Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 57 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: France
A Musical Visit to Provence and a Carnival of Animals
Music by Bizet and Saint-Saëns


The Places
The places visited include Arles, with its Roman arena, the mill made famous by Alphonse Daudet in his Lettres de mon moulin and the celebrations of the gardians of the Camargue, with its wild horses. Accompanying the Zoological Fantasy of Saint-Saëns are scenes from zoos, the nature reserve at Sigean, near Narbonne, and the Swiss children's zoo at Rapperswil.

The Music
The music is taken from the orchestral suites derived by Georges Bizet from his music for Alphonse Daudet's melodrama L'Arlésienne (The Girl from Arles), the story of the vain love and suicide of a young relative of the Provençal poet Mistral. Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Carnival of the Animals to entertain his friends. The procession of animals ranges from lions to fish, pianists, critics and fossils.

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Image A Musical Journey: France
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 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



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Image A Musical Journey: France
The Places
The places visited are on the coast of Southern France, from Fréjus and Cannes to Marseille. They include the Château d'If, where the fictional Edmond Dantès was held prisoner in The Count of Monte Cristo. There is particular attention given to the flat marshland of the Camargue, with its wild horses and its associated festivities in Arles.

The Music
The music that accompanies the tour is all by French composers, from Saint-Saëns and Offenbach to Debussy and Ravel. Included are Gabriel Fauré's evocative Berceuse, Siciliene and Pavane, and Ravel's nostalgic Pavane sur une infant défunte. The tour starts in cheerful mood with Chabrier's Marche Joyeuse.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 55 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: Paris
På denna DVD-video kan man njuta av vackra rörliga Paris-bilder från t ex Château at Chantilly, Versailles och Chartres-katedralen.
Musik av bl a Marin Marais, Claude Debussy och Erik Satie.






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Image A Musical Journey: Paris
PARIS
The Seine • Les Tuileries • Opéra • Sacré-Coeur • The Louvre

Music by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

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Image A Musical Journey: Bavaria & Switzerland
The Places
The musical tour starts in the Bernese Alps, which offer some of the finest scenery in Switzerland, with glaciers and snow-covered expanses, waterfalls, mountain lakes, and the towering Matterhorn. The Nymphenburg Palace and Park, in Munich, present a contrast, in their baroque elegance. The tour ends with glimpses of the Chiemsee, the largest of the Bavarian lakes, with its three wooded islands, on one of which Wagner's patron, King Ludwig II, built his folly, the Schloss Herrenchiemsee.

The Music
Music for the tour is taken from Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, one of the best known of all romantic concertos. This is followed by his Souvenir d'un lieu cher, three pieces originally for violin and piano, but here orchestrated by the composer Glazunov, a gentler memento of a stay at the country estate of his generous and unseen patron, Nadezhda von Meck in Ukraine at a time of some personal difficulty, after the failure of his marriage.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS Surround
Running time: 55 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Berlin
A Musical Journey: Berlin
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven



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Image A Musical Journey: Germany
The Places
This tour of Germany and, in particular, Thuringia, takes us to places associated with Johann Sebastian Bach, to his birth-place, Eisenach, to Arnstadt where he had early employment, and to Leipzig, where he spent the last 27 years of his life. We also see the historic town of Gotha with Schloss Friedenstein and its surviving baroque theatre, Erfurt, and Naumburg, with its Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.

The Music
The music for this tour of Germany is taken from three keyboard concertos by Bach, originally written for harpsichord but here heard on the piano, an instrument only beginning to develop in Bach's time. Bach's keyboard concertos, many of the arrangements of earlier works for other solo instruments, were written in Leipzig, where, in 1729, Bach took over direction of the University Collegium Musicum. This ensemble of talented amateurs and professionals met on Wednesday afternoons at Gottfried Zimmerman's coffee-house or in summer on Friday evening in his garden outside Leipzig.

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Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 60 mins






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Image A Musical Journey: Germany - Baroque Churches
A MUSICAL JOURNEY - GERMANY
A Musical Tour of Baroque Churches in Bavaria


Music by J S BACH

The Places
The tour visits four notable baroque churches in Bavaria, the Monastic Church of the Assumption at Rohr, the Benedictine Abbey Church of Ottobeuren, the Alte Kapelle in Regensburg and the Monastic

Church of St George and St Martin at Weltenburg, near Kelheim.
The Music
Music for the tour is by Johann Sebastian Bach and is taken from the works Bach wrote for the organ. He had been familiar with the instrument from childhood, and apart from a short period from 1717 to

1723 as Court Kapellmeister to Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen, remained a respected performer on the instrument, a composer of organ music and an expert on the construction of the instrument.

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Image A Musical Journey: Germany - Bavaria
GERMANY
A Musical Tour of Bavaria
Frauenau, Regensburg, Weltenburg


Bavaria, in south Germany, in earlier times ruled by an Elector, whose capital was Munich, is a region of the greatest variety. The places seen here start with the Bavarian Forest and its traditional craft of glass-blowing. Other scenes are of the great palace of the Thurn und Taxis Princes at Regensburg and the fine baroque monastery church of St George and St Martin at Weltenburg.

Music for the tour is by Telemann, a friend and contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, founder of the Leipzig Collegium Musicum later directed by Bach, godfather to Bach's second son and for many years in charge of music in Hamburg, where he was later succeeded by his godson. The music here includes a Suite for recorder and strings, and two concertos from his Tafelmusik, one for three violins and the other for two horns.

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Image A Musical Journey: Germany
The Places
The city of Nuremberg owes its importance partly to its geographical position, which made it a significant centre for trade. In spite of considerable damage, its old medieval city, now restored, remains as a monument to its importance in the late Middle Ages. By the 16th-century Nuremberg had become a centre of trade and of artistic activity. In art it could boast the presence of Albrecht Dürer and in poetry Hans Sachs and the Guild of Mastersingers, later to be celebrated by Wagner.

The Music
The son of Leopold Mozart, the Deputy Kapellmeister at the court of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had grown up at the archiepiscopal court, to be employed there, like his father, in a childhood and early adolescence interrupted by long concert tours as an infant prodigy. He excelled as a pianist, but was also a proficient violinist, and two of the three Violin Sonatas included here date from years in which he tried briefly to escape from Salzburg and find employment elsewhere, with the third written in 1781, when he was first establishing himself in independence in Vienna, where he was to die ten years later.

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Image A Musical Journey: Germany
A Musical Visit to the Benedictine Abbey Church at Ottobeuren. Music from Messiah by Handel.



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Image A Musical Journey: Germany
The Places
The Puppet Museum in Munich houses a remarkable display of puppets of all kinds, from string and hand puppets to the shadow puppets of China. Nuremberg, famous for its toys, has a Toy Museum, with exhibits ranging from the earliest times to the more nearly contemporary. From this collection we see a doll's house, accurate in every detail, and some of the museum's mechanical toys, in working order.

The Music
The tour is accompanied by a series of popular piano pieces, ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Saint-Saëns and Debussy. Mozart's Turkish March is followed by Beethoven's so-called Rage over a Lost Penny. Included is a Chopin Waltz, a Mendelssohn Song Without Words and Tchaikovsky's Chanson triste. The music ends with Liszt's piano transcription of the Danse macabre of Saint-Saëns.

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Running time: 56 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Germany
The Places
Bavaria has a place of its own in Germany, both geographically and culturally. The tour stars with the Alpine lake known as Königssee and explores the surrounding landscape, including the Berchtesgaden National Park and the gardens of Ludwig II's answer to Versailles, his grandiose Schloss Herrenchiemsee. The tour ends with the Chiemsee, its islands and its tranquil waters.

The Music
The music for the tour is by Johannes Brahms and his colleague and collaborator, the violinist Joseph Joachim. Brahms' Second Symphony, which accompanies the earlier parts of the tour, was described by some contemporaries as Brahms' Pastoral Symphony and provides, in its generally cheerful serenity, an apt accompaniment to views of the Bavarian countryside. Joachim's Overture In memoriam Heinrich von Kleist, written probably in the same year as Brahms' symphony, 1877, commemorates the centenary of the birth of the great German writer.

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Image A Musical Journey: Germany (Majestic Marches)
The Places
On a hill above the ancient town of Kulmbach stands the imposing 12th-century Hohenzollern fortress of Plassenburg. Among various collections on display is the remarkable Tin Soldier Museum, with various figures and dioramas that recreate battles and mirror the great castle itself, with a variety of scenes from all periods of human history.

The Music
The March has an inevitable part to play in human history. Marco Polo remarked on the use of music by the armies of China to terrify the enemy before a battle. Military music, however, has a more precise purpose, whatever alarm it may strike into the hearts of those who hear it. Drums and trumpets may serve as useful signals, to advance or retreat, to eat or to sleep. The same instruments and their near relations may serve to keep an army moving together, and may serve to inspire feelings of bravery and patriotism. At the same time a march can provide a suitable accompaniment to an occasion of solemnity, a wedding, a funeral or a state ceremony. The music chosen for this tour offers a series of Marches by different composers, culminating in Mendelssohn's Wedding March.




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Image A Musical Journey: Germany / Italy
The Places
Ludwig II of Bavaria followed family precedent in undertaking an extravagant building programme during his relatively short reign from 1864 to 1886. The castles constructed on his orders included the romantic Neuschwanstein and the magnificent Schloss Linderhof, with its elaborate formal gardens, grottoes and fountains. The tour ends with a brief glimpse of the mountainous Southern Tyrol in winter snow.

The Music
Richard Wagner's innovative and immensely influential music dramas were largely based on older German legend, notably on the Nibelungenlied, the basis of his tetralogy The Ring. Ludwig II was fascinated by Wagner and by his operas, on subjects that had long been dear to him. These include the opera Lohengrin, which Ludwig first saw in 1861, the beginning of the preoccupation with Wagner, and the earlier opera Tannhäuser. The music chosen also includes an overture by Heinrich Marschner to an opera based on the old Bohemian legend of Hans Heiling, son of an Earth Spirit.




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Image A Musical Journey: Potsdam
The Places
Potsdam owes its development as a garrison town to the soldier king of Prussia, Frederick William I. The park and palaces of Sanssouci, however, largely reflect the very different taste of his son, Frederick the Great, who reigned from 1740 to 1786. The park of Sanssouci, established first in 1725, includes later changes in a number of distinct horticultural styles, with lay-out in Dutch, French, and English taste.

The Music
Bach's set of six concertos known as the Brandenburg Concertos was completed in 1721 at Cöthen, where Bach was director of court music, possibly using some compositions written during earlier years at the court of Weimar. Bach presented the set to the Margrave of Brandenburg, prefaced by a dedication in French, from which it seems that the prince had asked Bach for something of his at a meeting some two years earlier in Berlin. There is no indication that the works were performed, and at the Margrave's death in 1734 the manuscripts were sold, apparently in a lot of 77 concertos 'by different masters'. The fame and wide popularity of the Brandenburg Concertos was to come later. Included here are the first three concertos and a Siciliano.

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Running time: 53 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: Florence
På denna DVD-video kan man njuta av vackra rörliga bilder från Venedig samt lyssna till musik av bl a Paganini, Puccini och Verdi.




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Image A Musical Journey: Genoa, Italy
The Places • Our journey takes us principally to the city of Genoa, for centuries an independent republic, held by Austria, seized by Napoleon, and later joined to Piedmont.

The Music • Violinist, priest and most prolific composer, Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 and spent most of his life there, associated for much of the time with the Ospedale della Pietà, a charitable institution for girls, with a strong musical tradition. The music for the tour is taken from concertos for various instruments.



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Image A Musical Journey: Italian Festival
The Places • Scenes of Italy range from the bay of Sestri Levante in Liguria to the Tuscan vineyards of Montepulciano, Florence and Venice.

The Music • The music chosen for this tour of Italy is chiefly from foreign composers who drew inspiration from Italy.

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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
The Places
The Tuscan city of Siena has a long history and is the site of one of the earliest great Gothic churches of the region, instantly recognizable from the polychrome marble and sculptures of its façade. From Siena our tour goes to Pisa, where, inevitably, the famous leaning tower and its adjacent buildings are the centre of our attention. The tour ends with a visit to Nervi, a resort that is now part of the city of Genoa, and the Villa Luxoro, with its collections of objets d'art.

The Music
Music for the tour is by Beethoven, with his Piano Concerto No 1, completed in 1795, and his first numbered Piano Sonata, one of a set of three, published in 1796 and dedicated to his teacher, Joseph Haydn.

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Running time: 56 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
The Places
South Tyrol, in Northern Italy, has had a varied history, for many years as part of Austrian territory. The region remains largely German-speaking, although both German and Italian are used. Looming over the territory are the mountains, the Dolomites, with their strange shapes, and the Alps, while the valleys provide fertile ground for the production of wine.

The Music
Music for the tour is taken from four Concerti grossi by Handel. Born in Halle in 1685, Handel had his first musical employment there and then in Hamburg, before moving in 1706 to Italy, where he remained until 1710, when he was appointed Kapellmeister to the Elector of Hanover. He travelled almost at once to London, where he had been engaged to compose an Italian opera, and from 1712 until his death in 1759 settled in England, winning fame first as a composer of Italian opera and then as the creator of English oratorio.

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Running time: 56 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
The Places
Northern Italy has been variously ruled, over the centuries. South Tyrol, seen here, retains much of its Austrian past, with some regions predominantly German-speaking and others Italian. Scenes are shown of Brixen (Bressanone), with its Cathedral and Bishop's Palace, and various historic castles, including Castel Tirolo.

The Music
Music for the tour is by Mozart, with two Piano Concertos, one written in Salzburg in 1777 for a visiting French pianist and the other composed during the last year of Mozart's life, at the end of a decade spent in independence in Vienna.

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Image A Musical Journey: Italy - Southern Tyrol
A MUSICAL JOURNEY - ITALY
A Musical Tour of the Southern Tyrol


Music by MOZART

The Places
The Southern Tyrol was in earlier times part of the Habsburg Empire, governed from Vienna, and ceded to Italy in 1919. The region remains largely German-speaking and enjoys a considerable degree

of autonomy. Of particular interest are the rock-formations of the Dolomites and the many castles and fortified houses of the province. The tour shows two historic buildings, Schloss Velthurns and Schloss Runkelstein.

The Music
Music for the tour is by Mozart, born in Salzburg in 1756. With his father, Leopold Mozart, Vice-Kapellmeister in Salzburg, he made three notable visits to Italy, and on various occasions broke his journey at

Bozen (Bolzano) and visited Brixen (Bressanone). The music heard here is the Posthorn Serenade, written in Salzburg in 1779, and the Notturno, another serenade, written there in the winter of 1776-77.

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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
The Places • The journey starts in the countryside near Arezzo, and passes from there to other districts of Tuscany, to the wine-producing fields near Montalcino, and thence to Rome and to the volcanic Lake Bracciano. The tour ends in the ancient town of Perugia, for long an artistic centre.

The Music • The music of the tour consists of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 of 1812 and two overtures, Coriolanus and The Consecration of the House. The Coriolanus overture was written for a play by Heinrich von Collin on the plot familiar from Shakespeare, and the second overture for the opening of a new theatre in Vienna in 1822.



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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
The Places
Our tour of Italy starts in the countryside near Orvieto, moves to the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, then to Montalcino and its ancient abbey. We see the Tuscan landscape around Montepulciano, glimpse Siena and finally see something of the historic buildings of Florence.

The Music
As part of his Grand Tour of Europe, the young Felix Mendelssohn visited Italy in the autumn of 1830 and it was there that he began his Italian Symphony, completed in 1833 in Berlin and first performed in that year in London. His Violin Concerto in E minor was completed in 1844 and remains an essential element in any violinist's solo repertoire.

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Running time: 57 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
A Musical Journey: ITALY
Assisi • Lucca • San Gimignano • Montalcino • Montepulciano
Music by Giuseppe Verdi

The Places • Our journey starts with Assisi, the home of St Francis, and proceeds to the vineyards of Tuscany and the wineries of Montepulciano.

The Music • The music for our journey is taken from overtures and ballet music by Giuseppe Verdi, the leading composer of Italian opera of the mid-nineteenth century.



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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
The Places
Our tour starts with the Baroque Villa Mansi in Lucca, followed by Hadrian's villa at Tivoli. Other sites include the villages of Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast, Lake Bolsano and Chianti.

The Music
The music for our journey is by Johann Sebastian Bach, who spent his life in his native Germany, but drew on influences from Italy and France in a late Baroque synthesis. The three Violin Concertos heard were written during Bach's period as Court Music Director from 1717 to 1723 at the small court of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen, where his duties involved secular rather than sacred music.'

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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
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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Running time: 72 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Italy / Austria
ITALY • AUSTRIA

The Places
The tour starts at the great Augustinian foundation, Kloster Neustift (Novacella), at Brixen (Bressanone) in Southern Tyrol, with its rococo church interior and collection of late medieval paintings. This is followed by a visit to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol, with its famous Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) and rococo Wilten Basilica and Collegiate Church.

The Music
The music chosen for this tour of Brixen and Innsbruck is by Mozart and includes two symphonies, with other works. Symphony No. 40 is the second of the group of three final symphonies, written in Vienna in 1787, and Symphony No. 28 was written in Salzburg in 1773 or 1774. Other works included are overtures to the early opera Il rè pastore, to The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart's first operatic success in Vienna, and the overture to La clemenza di Tito, written in 1791, a few months before his death.

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Image A Musical Journey: Lucca, Italy
The Places
Our journey takes us principally to the old city of Lucca, for centuries independent until seized by Napoleon, who made his sister, Elisa Baciocchi, and her husband its rulers. Lucca was the birth-place of Boccherini and of Puccini and for some time Paganini was employed at the Baciocchi court.

The Music
Violinist, priest and most prolific composer, Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 and spent most of his life there, associated for much of the time with the Ospedale della Pietà, a charitable institution for girls, with a strong musical tradition. The music for the tour is taken from concertos for various wind instruments.

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Image A Musical Journey: Italy
The Places
The tour starts in Northern Italy, in Ravenna, once the capital of the Roman Emperor Honorius, who moved there from Milan with his court in C.E. 402. The place is famous for its mosaics. The tour also takes us to Faenza, famous for its majolica ware, known as faïence, and to the great Basilica of San Marco in Venice and its Carnival.

The Music
The music for this tour of Italy is by Mozart and includes his two Flute Concertos, written for a patron during a visit to Mannheim in 1777-78. The Andante, K.315, is thought to date from the same period. Mozart had made three extended Italian tours between 1771 and 1773, and his father Leopold had hoped that his family might be able to settle there, if a position could be found for his son. Northern Italy had become part of the Hapsburg Empire, but attempts to find a place in Milan or Florence were unsuccessful. 1777 found him again anxious to find a position away from his native Salzburg, but it was only in 1781 that he was able to make a break with his patron, the Archbishop of Salzburg, thereafter settling in Vienna for the last decade of his life.

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Running time: 53 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Rome
På denna DVD-video kan man se vackra rörliga bilder från Rom samt lyssna till musik av italienska kompositörer.



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Image A Musical Journey: Sicily
Sicily has a remarkably varied history: only in the mid-nineteenth century was the island drawn into the unified country of Italy. The historical changes that Sicily has undergone are reflected in its culture. The music chosen for this tour of Sicily is largely Italian, ranging from Salieri to Verdi and Leoncavallo. Other composers included are Mozart, Mendelssohn and Bach, the last represented by a characteristic Sicilian dance, and the Italian violinist and composer Paganini.



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Image A Musical Journey: Sicily
A Musical Journey: SICILY
Palermo • Erice • Segesta • Stromboli • Mt Etna
Music by Beethoven

The Places • Sicily has enjoyed a remarkably varied history, held by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, it became part of Roman territory, later to be occupied by Ostrogoths, recaptured by the Byzantines, ruled by Saracens, and occupied by the Normans, followed by German, French and Spanish overlords. It was only in the midnineteenth century that the island was drawn into the unified country of Italy. The historical changes that Sicily has undergone are reflected in its culture.

The Music • The music chosen for this tour of Sicily is by Beethoven and consists of three of his best known piano sonatas, the Pathétique, the Moonlight and the Appassionata Sonatas



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Image A Musical Journey: Southern Italy and Sicily
The Places
From Caserta and Naples in Southern Italy we travel to Sicily, an island with a remarkably varied history, held by Phoenicians and Carthaginians before becoming part of Roman territory, later to be occupied by Ostrogoths, recaptured by the Byzantines, ruled by Saracens, and held by Normans, Germans, French and Spanish. Only in the mid-nineteenth century was Sicily drawn into the unified country of Italy.

The Music
The music is by Mozart, his Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467, written in Vienna in March 1785, and the second of his two piano concertos in a minor key, the Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K.491, composed in Vienna in the following year. Mozart had made three extended Italian tours between 1771 and 1773, and his father Leopold had hoped that his family might be able to settle there, if a position could be found for his son. In this, however, they were unsuccessful, and the third Italian tour was Mozart's last.

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Image A Musical Journey: Tuscany
The Places • Our journey takes us principally to the Tuscan spa resort of Montecatini and its neighbourhood

The Music • Violinist, priest and most prolific composer, Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 and spent most of his life there, associated for much of the time with the Ospedale della Pietà, a charitable institution for girls, with a strong musical tradition. The music for the tour is taken from his concertos for flute.



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Image A Musical Journey: Tuscany
The Tuscan region stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea and includes, among its nine provinces, Pisa, Siena and Lucca. The music chosen for this tour of Tuscany is largely Italian, ranging from the sixteenth-century Milanese lutenist Francesco Canova da Milano to the Venetian Vivaldi, the Genoese-born violinist Paganini and the opera composers Donizetti, Verdi, Catalani and Puccini. Place is also found for appropriate music by the Italian-trained Gluck and from Mozart’s Italian opera Don Giovanni.



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Image A Musical Journey: Venezia
Vackra rörliga bilder från Venedig. Musik av
Domenico Scarlatti, Marcello, Vivaldi m fl.





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Image A Musical Journey: Venice
A Musical Visit to the Lagoons and Islands of Venice. Music by Vivaldi



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Image A Musical Journey: Venice
VENICE
City of Water and Light

Music by ANTONIO VIVALDI

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Image A Musical Journey: Norway
The Places
The tour of Norway takes us to the countryside, with its mountains, lakes, fjords, rivers and waterfalls. We see Edvard Grieg's house at Troldhaugen, and then Bergen, Grieg's birthplace, with its colourful traditional houses.

The Music
The music chosen for this tour of Norway is by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, and includes his popular Piano Concerto in A minor, as well as his Two Elegiac Melodies, with other pieces.

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Running time: 56 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Norge
På denna DVD-video kan man njuta av vackra rörliga bilder från Norge samt lyssna till musik av bl a Edvard Grieg, Christian Sinding och Johan Halvorsen.




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Image A Musical Journey: Norway
NORWAY: From Gaupne to Sogndal

The Places
The tour of Norway takes us from the countryside between Gaupne and Sogndal to Bergen, the birthplace of Edvard Grieg, and its surrounding countryside. Trolls make their presence known, and there are views of traditional farm buildings and stave churches from the open-air museum at Maihaugen.

The Music
The music chosen for this tour of Norway is by Norwegian composers, of whom the best known is Edvard Grieg. His Holberg Suite, Norwegian Dances and Erotikon from his Lyric Pieces are heard on this video. Other composers featured are Christian Sinding, composer of the famous Rustle of Spring, and Johan Svendsen.

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Image A Musical Journey: Norway
Maihaugen Open-Air Museum and Norwegian Folk Museum, Oslo
Music by Grieg


The Places
The tour of Norway takes us to the Maihaugen Open-Air Museum at Lillehammer, with its display of items from the traditional culture of Norway, and, briefly, to the Norwegian Folk Museum in Oslo.

The Music
The music chosen for this tour of Norway is by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, taken from his many Lyric Pieces, short piano pieces that reflect the culture and life of Norway.

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Image A Musical Journey: Norway
The Places
The legendary Norwegian figure Peer Gynt is widely known through Henrik Ibsen's play that follows Peer's unscrupulous adventures, a work that enjoys still further fame through the incidental music written for it by Edvard Grieg. Parts of the Norwegian countryside are identified with some of Peer Gynt's adventures.

The Music
Grieg collaborated with the greatest of Norwegian dramatists, Henrik Ibsen, in his music for the play Peer Gynt, from which he drew two orchestral suites. Grieg also worked with Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, providing incidental music for the historical play Sigurd Jorsalfar.

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Image A Musical Journey: Norway / Finland
Naxoksen Travelogue-sarjan uutuusjulkaisu sisältää kuvaa ja musiikkia Norjasta sekä Suomesta. Suomesta mukana on videomateriaalia Savonlinnasta sekä Suomenlinnasta. Musiikkina soi Jean Sibeliuksen viulukonsertto Dong-Suk Kangin esittämänä.

Norjaa käsittelevissä osuuksissa kuullaan musiikkia norjalaisilta säveltäjiltä.

Chapter 1: Norway: Fjord
Chapter 2: Finland: Savonlinna
Chapter 3: Finland: Suomenlinna
Chapter 4: Norway: Landscape
Chapter 5: Norway: Oslo
Chapter 6: Norway: Lake Mjösa
Chapter 7: Norway: Röisheim



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Image A Musical Journey: Uzbekistan / Russia
The Places
The tour starts in Uzbekistan, of which there are later glimpses. There is a visit to the historic Russian town of Suzdal and scenes from Crimea. Two important religious centres are seen, the Trinity Monastery at Sergiyev Posad (formerly Zagorsk) and the Monastery of the Caves in Kiev.
The Music
The music for the tour is taken from Russian composers who were, by and large, thoroughly imbued with the spirit of their country and its exotic territories. This is reflected in Borodin's Overture to his unfinished opera Prince Igor and in the work of the pioneer Glinka, the Armenian Khachaturian and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Running Time: 52:04
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Image A Musical Journey: Moscow
På denna DVD-video kan vi se vackra rörlig bilder från historiska miljöer i Moskva. Musik av bl a Balakirev, Arensky och Tjajkovskij.




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Image A Musical Journey: Russia
A Musical Visit to Moscow and St Petersburg
Music by Tchaikovsky


The Places
Our visit starts in Moscow, with the Kremlin, the famous Conservatory of Music and the Tretyakov Art Gallery, with its unrivalled collection of Russian paintings. We see the splendour of some of the Metro stations in St Petersburg and much of the winter landscape in Moscow and in St Petersburg. We end with commemoration of Napoleon's defeat in 1812 and his retreat from Moscow during a bitter winter.

The Music
Tchaikovsky's disastrous marriage to an infatuated admirer in July 1877 ended after just a few weeks, when he left for his brother-in-law's estate at Kamenka to escape from a wife to whom he had taken an invincible aversion. By the end of September, after attempted suicide, his marriage was at an end, and in October he left Russia to find relief in travel. In these extraordinary circumstances he nevertheless continued to work on the fourth of his six symphonies, completing it in early January 1878. Its first performance was given six weeks later in Moscow under the direction of Nikolay Rubinstein, attended by his new patroness Nadezhda von Meck, to whom it was dedicated, but in the composer's absence.

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Image A Musical Journey: Russia / Ukraine
A Musical Visit to St Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa and the Crimea. Music by Tchaikovsky.



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Image A Musical Journey: Russia / Ukraine
The Places
The places visited include St Petersburg, Peter the Great's new westward-looking capital, and the traditional capital, Moscow. In Ukraine we see Odessa with the famous Potemkin Steps and something of the surrounding countryside of a region that for long offered holiday resorts to those living in Moscow or St Petersburg.

The Music
The music of the Russian composer Tchaikovsky has come to enjoy wide popularity throughout the world. He lived at a time when composers were creating a new national form of Russian music, and this element of national inspiration he was able to combine with a sound and acceptable command of technique and particularly of colourful orchestration. His Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, was the last of his symphonies, first performed a few days before his sudden and unexpected death in 1893, which it seemed to portend. Other music consists of two dances from his opera Eugene Onegin, elements that have a poignant part to play in the drama.

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Image A Musical Journey: Russia & Ukraine
The Places
Our tour of Russia starts in St. Petersburg, including churches and palaces, and, above all, the River Neva, on the banks of which Peter the Great's city stands. We visit Tchaikovsky's house at Klin, near Moscow, and travel south to Ukraine to see Sebastopol in the Crimea and Odessa. Finally we return to St. Petersburg, seeing the surrounding countryside, the city by night, the bridges and the people.

The Music
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky succeeded in uniting strands of Russian musical nationalism with music in the cosmopolitan forms of his training. He spent his childhood and adolescence in St. Petersburg, later moving to Moscow and finally finding some refuge in the country at Klin, where his house is preserved. The music accompanying our tour is Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and his Serenade for Strings.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS Surround
Running time: 70 mins






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Image A Musical Journey: Russia / Ukraine / Uzbekistan
The Places
Peter the Great founded St Petersburg in 1703 on Swedish territory, a provocation to Sweden, then the most powerful state in the region. Over a few years, he created a new city with an outlet to the Baltic, a city to challenge Moscow and force Russia to face Western Europe. Victory over the Swedes at Poltava in 1709 secured the city's future. The tour takes in Odessa, in the Ukraine, an important naval base for Russia on the Black Sea, and concludes with a visit to Uzbekistan.

The Music
Mussorgsky was originally an army officer, ending his life in intermittent government service, as addiction to alcohol took its toll. At his death in 1881, at the age of 42, he left much unfinished. His Pictures at an Exhibition was written in 1874 as a set of piano pieces, a translation into music of paintings, designs, models and drawings by his friend Victor Hartmann, who had died the year before, heard here in the colourful orchestration by Ravel. Borodin had a successful career as an analytical chemist, a professor at the Medico-Surgical Academy. His activities as a scientist limited the attention he could give to music, so that a number of his compositions remained incomplete at his relatively early death at the age of 53 in 1887.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 60 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: Russia
RUSSIA / UKRAINE / UZBEKISTAN

The Places
The tour starts in Uzbekistan, of which there are later glimpses. There is a visit to the historic Russian town of Suzdal and scenes from St Petersburg as well as from Ukraine. It would be impossible to avoid the Russian winter, which appears in various guises, providing entertainment for some and for others a seemingly enchanted snow-bound landscape.

The Music
The music for the tour is taken from Russian composers who were, by and large, thoroughly imbued with the spirit of their country. This is reflected in Lyadov's arrangement of a series of folk-songs and his translation of Russian legend into music. Other composers represented are Ippolitov-Ivanov, Kabalevsky and Anton Rubinstein, with two well known excerpts from unfinished operas by Mussorgsky.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 57 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: St Petersburg
På denna DVD-video kan vi se vackra rörlig bilder från historiska miljöer i St Petersburg. Musik av bl a Tjajkovskij, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liadov m fl.






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Image A Musical Journey: Russia & Ukraine
The Places • The tour starts with views of Catherine the Great's Palace at Tsarskoe Selo and leads eventually to the resort of Pavlovsk, after scenes from Ukraine.

The Music • The music is taken from two of Rachmaninov's four piano concertos. The Second Concerto is among the most popular in romantic repertoire, while the Third Concerto is among the most challenging.

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Audio Format • PCM Stereo 2.0
Region Coding • No Region Coding



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Image A Musical Journey: Uzbekistan
The Places
This tour of Uzbekistan takes us to Bukhara and to Khiva, former oases on the Silk Road that joined East and West. Their great buildings, mosques and medrese, reflect their former importance under successive rulers, with monuments of Islamic architecture and decorative art.

The Music
Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov held a leading position among the Russian nationalistic composers of the nineteenth century. His symphonic suite Sheherazade, based on episodes for The Arabian Nights, provides an apt accompaniment to a tour of Uzbekistan. The music chosen also includes the musical picture Sadko, based on a watery legend that takes the hero of the title into the depths of the sea.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 58 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Madrid
På denna DVD-video kan vi se vackra rörlig bilder från historiska miljöer i Madrid. Bl a musik av kompositörer som inspirerats mycket av spansk musik som t ex Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov och Ravel.





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Image A Musical Journey: Granada & Sevilla
På denna DVD-video kan vi se vackra rörlig bilder från historiska miljöer i Granada och Sevilla. Musik av bl a Granados och Albéniz.






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Image A Musical Journey: Spain
The Places
The ancient city of Seville, capital of Andalucía, was an Iberian settlement, of importance during the period of Roman domination and, after the Moorish conquest of the 8th-century, part of the Caliphate of Córdoba. It retained importance under other Moorish rulers until its reconquest by Fernando III in 1248. It enjoyed the height of prosperity after the discovery of America in 1492.

The Music
Music for the tour includes two of the suites drawn from the French composer George Bizet's opera Carmen, first staged in Paris in 1875 and drawing on Spanish traditions for its plot and setting and for its transformation of traditional Spanish dances. There are also Spanish Dances by the composer Enrique Granados.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 55 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Spain
The Places
The tour starts in the countryside near Sancti Petri, and shows other aspects of the fertile landscape of Andalusia, leading to the historic hillside town of Medina-Sidonia, seat of the Guzman family whose Duke led the Spanish Armada in 1588. The resort of Sitges in Catalonia is followed by the great Cathedral of Seville, reputedly the largest Gothic church in the world, and towns that reflect the Moorish past of this region of Spain.

The Music
The French composer Maurice Ravel inherited from his mother, of Basque origin, a strong interest in Spain. Spanish elements influence much of his music including the Rapsodie espagnole, completed in 1908, Ravel's first major orchestral work and a demonstration of his originality and of his gifts as an orchestrator. The music moves from the stillness of night to two characteristic Spanish dances and a final Spanish fiesta. Isaac Albéniz enjoyed a double career, winning an international reputation as a virtuoso pianist and doing much to establish Spanish music in a form acceptable at home and abroad. He divided the later years of his life, a period of deteriorating health, between Paris, Barcelona and Nice, years which saw the composition of his Iberia.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 55 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: Spain
The Places
The musical tour of Spain starts at the present capital, Madrid, the principal city of Castile. From Madrid it is not too far to the plains of La Mancha, a region always remembered for its association with the great hero of Miguel Cervantes, Don Quijote de la Mancha, whose windmills, mistaken by him for giants, form a characteristic element in the landscape. The varied history of Spain is seen in the city of Córdoba, once capital of a Moorish kingdom, and the gardens of Alcázar of the Christian Kings.

The Music
The music chosen for the tour of Spain may be characteristically Spanish in its rhythms and turns of melody, but is all the work of foreigners, two of the composers, Chabrier and Massenet, French, and two of them, Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian. For France, geographically adjacent to Spain, there was an obvious connection with Spain, which continued to exercise a certain fascination over its neighbor. Russian composers in the 19th century embarked on the creation of a new national music, but at the same time drew on remoter countries for inspiration, whether on the different regions of the vast Russian Empire or still further afield.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 53 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Switzerland
The Places
The canton of the Graubünden, the Grey Leagues, covers the largest territory of all Swiss cantons, while remaining the most sparsely populated. Geographically it borders the Southern Tyrol, Austria and Liechtenstein, and linguistically has a population in part Romansch-speaking, while other languages used include German, Italian and, to a much lesser extent, French. The canton has traditional importance as a crossing-point between south and north in Europe.

The Music
Music for the tour is taken from four Concerti grossi by Handel. Born in Halle in 1685, Handel had his first musical employment there and then in Hamburg, before moving in 1706 to Italy, where he remain until 1710, when he was appointed Kapellmeister to the Elector of Hanover. He travelled almost at once to London, where he had been engaged to compose an Italian opera, and from 1712 until his death in 1759 settled in England, winning fame first as a composer of Italian opera and then as the creator of English oratorio.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 55 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Switzerland
The Places
The scenes shown are of the Benedictine Abbey and Church at Einsiedeln, in the Swiss canton of Schwyz. The monastery, in origin dating from the 10th century, was largely rebuilt in the 18th century to designs by Caspar Moosbrugger of Vorarlberg, a former lay brother in the community, and has long been an important center of pilgrimage to the shrine of the Black Madonna, now in a black marble chapel built in the early 19th century. The impressive interior of the church contains frescos by Cosmas Damian Asam and stucco work by his brother Egid Quirin Asam.

The Music
The tour is accompanied by the third and fourth of the four Orchestral Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach and a Concerto for oboe, violin and continuo by Antonio Vivaldi.




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Image A Musical Journey: Switzerland
The Places
The Canton of Ticino (German Tessin) is the only Swiss canton to have Italian as its official language. It is bounded on three sides by Italy and boasts spectacular mountain scenery, with waterfalls, rivers and lakes. The capital of the canton is now Bellinzona, but was earlier shared with Locarno and Lugano. A feature of the landscape lies in the great lakes that are within its territory, including part of Lago Maggiore, into which the Ticino and Maggia flow.

The Music
Robert Schumann was born in 1810 in Saxony, studied in Leipzig, lived in Dresden and, in 1850 moved to Düsseldorf as director of music to the city. He died in 1856, after a severe mental breakdown, from which he never recovered. In 1840, in spite of the objections of her father, he married the young pianist Clara Wieck, daughter of his former teacher. It was particularly after this marriage that he turned his attention to larger scale compositions, of which his Piano Concerto is an example, inspired by his wife. The other work heard here, the Intermezzi, Op. 4, dates from an earlier period, devoted in particular to the composition of shorter piano pieces, when a career as a pianist still seemed possible for him.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 51 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: Switzerland
SWITZERLAND
A Musical Visit to the Museo Vela at Lignornetto

The Museo Vela is at Ligornetto in the Swiss-Italian canton of Ticino. The galleries have remarkable collections of the works of the Vela family, Lorenzo, Vincenzo and his son Spartaco. The principal part of the collection includes the works in gesso of Vincenzo (1820-1891), figures later reworked in stone. The Museo Vela houses the largest such exhibition in the world.

Music for the visit is by Chopin, with his piano Preludes, written principally during the winter of 1838-39 that he spent in Mallorca with his mistress, the writer George Sand. The stay there brought many difficulties, not least the early signs of the illness that was to bring about Chopin's death ten years later. Other music included is Chopin's Variations brillantes, written in 1833, based on a melody from an opera by Hérold and Halévy.

Aspect Ratio 4:3
NTSC - No Region Coding
DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
PCM Stereo 2.0120




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Image A Musical Journey: Switzerland
The Places
The musical tour starts in Zürich and moves to the hill-top village of Regensberg. The farmland of Emmental is seen, with Lake Thun and the waterfalls of Lauterbrunnen. Still more impressive is the great Matterhorn and a tribute to mountaineers who have lost their lives there. Zermatt, a popular ski resort as well as a base for climbers, is also seen in the milder days of summer.

The Music
Music for the tour is taken from the first two of Mozart's Violin Concertos, written in Salzburg in 1773 and in 1775 respectively. Mozart composed his five Violin Concertos either for his own use or for the Italian violinist Antonio Brunetti, who was employed, with Mozart, in the musical establishment of the Prince-Archbishop in Salzburg.

Picture format: NTSC 4.3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS Surround
Running time: 58 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Switzerland
SWITZERLAND
Die Schweiz • La Suisse • Svizzera • Svizra
Mountains • Lakes • Waterfalls

Music by FRANZ SCHUBERT

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Image A Musical Journey: Switzerland / Austria / Germany
The Places
The journey starts in Switzerland, in the canton of Thurgau, leading from Steckborn and the Bodensee to the Rhine Falls. From Syria, in Austria, comes Hochosterwitz Castle and from Bavaria Weikersheim Castle, the latter intercut with wild life from the Austrian Assling Nature Park. The tour ends amid the strangely shaped mountains of the Dolomites in Southern Tyrol, a region divided between Austria and Italy.

The Music
In a remarkable way Mahler, in his symphonies and songs, has seemed to reflect the twentieth century in all its bewildering variety and has now won an established place in concert repertoire. Distinguished as a conductor, his fame as a composer has grown over the years since his death. The music included here is Mahler's Symphony No 1, nicknamed Titan, not for its massive power, but after the book by Jean Paul, a strong influence over earlier romantics and over Mahler at this stage in his career. The symphony breathes the spirit of the Austrian countryside, reflected in Mahler's songs.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 54 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: England
The Places
Our tour takes us to three great English houses. The first, near Oxford, is Blenheim Palace, built for the first Duke of Marlborough by Sir John Vanbrugh. The second is the romantic Leeds Castle, in Kent, known for its spectacular setting, and the third is Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, designed for the Howard family by Vanbrugh.

The Music
The music chosen to accompany our tour is by George Frederic Handel, who finally settled in England in 1712, assuming a dominant position in English music. His Water Music was written to entertain King George I, probably in 1717, as he sailed up the Thames, and the second, the Music for the Royal Fireworks was commissioned to celebrate the Peace of Ail-la-Chapelle in 1749, accompanying a firework display in Green Park.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 66 mins






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Image A Musical Journey: England (London)
The Places
The tour of London takes us to the best known parts of the British capital, with views of the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Hampton Court and down river to Greenwich.

The Music
The music for this tour of London is taken from the last two of Joseph Haydn's twelve London Symphonies, the last such works that he would write, composed specially for a series of concerts he gave in London in the 1790s, during two extended visits.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS Surround
Running time: 60 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: England (Worcester and the Malv
The Places
The places visited are principally in the west of England, the heart of 'Elgar country', with its half-timbered houses, great cathedrals and churches, rivers and verdant landscape. There are glimpses of the Malvern hills, of Hereford and Worcester, and excursions to London and to Scotland, in views largely associated with the life of the composer Edward Elgar.

The Music
The music of Elgar was rooted in his own part of England. His Enigma Variations offers portraits of his friends and neighbours, the enigma lying in the unrevealed melody that he claimed would be generally known and that would go with the whole set of variations. The puzzle remains unsolved. Other music used includes Elgar's Serenade for Strings, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, and Salut d'amour.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS Surround
Running time: 52 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: London

På denna DVD-video kan vi se vackra rörlig London-bilder från bl a Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral och Piccadilly. Ingår gör även bilder från Christ Church, Blenheim Palace m m från den anrika universitetsstaden Oxford.



Musik av William Byrd, G F Händel, Joseph Haydn (ur de s k "Londonsymfonierna"), Edward Elgar m fl.




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Image A Musical Journey: Oxford
A Musical Journey: OXFORD, ENGLAND
A Musical Visit to the Town and University
Music by Joseph Haydn

The Places • Our tour takes us to Oxford, site of the oldest university in England, with scenes of the city and of some of the colleges.

The Music • The music chosen to accompany our tour is by Joseph Haydn, whose Oxford Symphony was performed there to celebrate the award of a doctorate by the university. His Surprise Symphony was written for performance in London in 1791.



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Image A Musical Journey: Skottland
På denna DVD-video kan man njuta av vackra rörliga bilder från Skottland samt lyssna till musik av bl a Mendelssohn (Skotska symfoni m m).





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Image A Musical Journey: Scotland
The Places
Our tour of Scotland takes us from Edinburgh, with its castle, Scott monument and Palace of Holyrood, to the highland and then to The Hebrides, recalling the journey undertaken by the young Mendelssohn.

The Music
In 1829 Mendelssohn visited England and, after the summer season, travelled north to Scotland, accompanied by his friend Karl Klingemann. In Edinburgh he visited the Palace of Holyrood, recalling the tragic story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the murder there of her secretary David Rizzio. Further north he took the steamer to the island of Staffa, where he saw Fingal's Cave and in spite of sea-sickness immediately sketched the opening theme of his Hebrides Overture. It was not until 1842 that his Scottish Symphony was completed, a work inspired by memories of his visit to Scotland.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: Dolby Digital / DTS Surround
Running time: 52 mins









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Image A Musical Journey: Scotland and its Castles
The Places • The journey starts at Blair Castle, the gateway to the Highlands, moving then to the Isles of Skye and Mull, ending with the sights of the capital, Edinburgh.

The Music • The music chosen is by Sir Edward Elgar, including his famous Cello Concerto, his Introduction and Allegro for Strings and his Serenade for Strings.



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Image A Musical Journey: A Christmas Musical Tour
AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / GERMANY
A Christmas Musical Tour

The Places
The tour starts in Vienna at the Christkindl Market and other Christmas scenes include the grotesque Krampus masqueraders, with St Nicholas, in Steyr. In Switzerland we see the great monastery church at Einsiedeln and in Bavaria the Abbey Church at Ottobeuren. In Austria scenes of Salzburg and its Christmas market are followed by Christmas cribs at Steyr and in the great cathedral at Linz, ending gazing upwards at the great Christmas fresco that decorates the dome of the monastery church at Einsiedeln.

The Music
The music chosen for this tour is principally taken from the works of Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach, including excerpts from the former's Messiah and from two organ concertos, and from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, with the carol Silent Night heard in its original setting at the little church in Oberndorf, for which it was written.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Runnng Time: 58 mins




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Image A Musical Journey: Battle Music
The Places
The tour visits the Tin Soldier Museum at Kulmbach, the National Army Museum, the Wellington Memorial and St Paul's Cathedral in London, and the Bavarian Army Museum at Ingolstadt, with its relics of the Thirty Years War and of conflicts with the Ottoman Empire.

The Music
The tour brings Beethoven's musical celebration of Wellington's victorious campaign in Spain, Liszt's Battle of the Huns and a Georgian war march by Ippolitov-Ivanov. The tour ends with two military works by Rimsky-Korsakov, "King Dodon on the Battlefield", from his last opera, The Golden Cockerel, and the "Massacre at Kerzhenets" from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 53 mins





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Image A Musical Journey: Austria
The Places •The journey is concerned largely with places of importance in the life of Anton Bruckner, his birth-place, the monastery of St Florian where he was trained and worked, and Vienna, where he spent his final years.

The Music • A man of modest origins, the composer Anton Bruckner continued and developed the symphonic tradition of Vienna in a series of imposing works that also drew inspiration from Wagner.



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Image A Musical Journey: Norway / Switzerland
The Places • The tour takes us first to the carnival celebrations in Basel, with its elaborate displays. There follows a visit to Vigeland Park in Oslo, with its characteristic figures, the work of Gustav Vigeland.

The Music • The music chosen for this tour is by Schumann. His Carnaval accompanies the carnival in Basel, flowers in the countryside are depicted in Blumenstück and the granite figures in Vigeland Park, in Oslo, are matched with Scenes of Childhood.



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Image A Musical Journey: Christmas Goes Baroque
The Places
The tour lingers for some time in Zurich, in its celebration of Christmas. There is a visit to the famous Toy Museum at Nuremberg, a city well known as the centre of the German toy-making industry. Churches seen are the Great Minster in Zurich, where Zwingli once preached, and the monastery at Einsiedeln, at the heart of Catholic Switzerland.

The Music
The tour is accompanied by witty arrangements of Christmas favourites in the style of Baroque masters, of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, by the Slovak-born composer Peter Breiner.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 54 mins
No. of DVDs: 1




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Image A Musical Journey: Christmas in Austria
A Musical Journey: Christmas in Austria
Music by Handel, Torelli, J. S. Bach, Corelli, Manfredini, Locatelli, Vivaldi



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Image A Musical Journey: Austria, Italy
MAHLER Symphony No 1, "Titan"
with scenery and sights from SWITZERLAND / AUSTRIA / ITALY / GERMANY

The Places
The journey starts in Switzerland, in the canton of Thurgau, leading from Steckborn and the Bodensee to the Rhine Falls. From Styria, in Austria, comes Hochosterwitz Castle and from Bavaria Weikersheim Castle, the latter intercut with wild life from the Austrian Assling Nature Park. The tour ends amid the strangely shaped mountains of the Dolomites in Southern Tyrol, a region divided between Austria and Italy.

The Music
In a remarkable way Mahler, in his symphonies and songs has seemed to reflect the world of today in all its bewildering variety and has now won an established place in concert repertoire. Distinguished as a conductor, his fame as a composer has grown over the years since his death. The music included here is Mahler's Symphony No 1, nick-named Titan, not for its massive power, but after the book by Jean Paul, a strong influence over earlier romantics and over Mahler at this stage in his career. The symphony breathes the spirit of the Austrian countryside, reflected in Mahler's songs.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 54 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: Night Music, Vol. 1


Italy - Switzerland - Germany - France

The Places
Most of the places visited reflect a spirit of calm and tranquillity, although the glimpse of Venice dwells briefly on carnival revellers. Other scenes range from the Bavarian Chiemsee and the Swiss Engadin to the marshy tracts of the Camargue in the South of France, with its wild horses.

The Music
The music matches the reflective mood of the scenes shown. Included are movements from Mozart's famous Eine kleine Nachmusik and Symphony No. 40, and from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, with Pachelbel's ingenious Canon. From Tchaikovsky comes a Mélodie, a composition that formed part of a thank-you letter to his hostess and patron, whom he was never to meet face to face, and from Debussy the popular Clair de lune. The recording ends with Fauré's Sicilienne, familiar in so many forms and transcriptions.

Video Format: NTSC / Colour / 4:3
Audio Format: DTS 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / PCM Stereo 2.0
Region Coding: No Region Coding




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Image A Musical Journey: Night Music, Vol. 2
The Places
The scenes shown all breathe an air of peace and tranquility. Starting with an evening landscape in Bohemia, we move to a lake in the Tyrol, to the Museo Vela, with its gesso figures, Bavarian craftsmen fashioning glass and the Corniche near Cannes, in the South of France. Other scenes include the ancient Chapel of St Sixtus at Eygalièrs, the Church of St Jakob at Tramin, night in Madrid, and a nocturnal view of Seville, the whole culminating in the great Basilica of St Mark in Venice.

The Music
The music chosen, like the scenes it accompanies, suggest the calm of night. There are movements from Handel and Telemann, from concertos by Mozart for horn and for flute, and a Chopin Prelude. There is a Spanish element in the music of two French composers, Bizet and Massenet, and an air of nostalgia evoked in Fauré's Pavane.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 57 mins



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Image A Musical Journey: The Four Seasons
The Places • Our journey takes us to places in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Scotland, largely following the order of the seasons, from the hope of spring to the snows of winter.

The Music • Violinist, priest and highly prolific composer, Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 and spent most of his life there. The most popular of his 500 or more concertos, then and now, has been The Four Seasons, eventually published in 1725, each concerto accompanied by an explanatory sonnet.

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Audio Format • PCM Stereo 2.0
Region Coding • No Region Coding



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