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A Musical Journey

The stunning DVD series by Naxos


Musical Journey - SalzburgA Musical Journey:

A Musical Tour of the City of Mozart

Mozart's father Leopold settled in Salzburg in 1737 and in 1744 entered the service of the city's ruling Prince-Archbishop as a violinist. The city underwent various changes of regime in the first years of the nineteenth century, but in 1825 Schubert could express his wonder at the fine churches and palaces of the place.

And the music... Includes movements directly connected with Salzburg, compositions for distinguished local families, members of the Mozarts' social circle, and works resulting from his visit in 1777-1778 to Mannheim. Other compositions come from the remarkable final decade of Mozart's life, when he was living in Vienna, culminating in the Lacrimosa from the unfinished Requiem of 1791, a movement that he is said to have tried to sing, with his friends, on his death-bed.

PRICE: $17.95

Musical Journey - GermanyA Musical Journey:

A Musical Tour of Bach's Homeland

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.

And the music... Includes music that is taken from three keyboad 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 them 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 Zimmermann's coffee-house or in summer on Friday evenings in his garden outside Leipzig.

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Musical Journey - AustriaA Musical Journey:

A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present

This tour of Austria takes us from the historic towns of Stein-Krems and Salzburg to the former imperial country residence of Laxenburg, the Imperial Treasury in Vienna and the vivid contemporary architecture of Fitz Stowasser, better known as Hundertwasser.

And the music... Includes music that 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.

PRICE: $17.95

Each DVD has a running time of approximately 60 minutes. NTSC - No Region Coding (will play on all DVD players). You can order these beautiful DVDs right now.





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