From dawn-breaking fishing boats to sun-drenched landscapes; the Tuscan countryside to the magical cities of Genoa, Florence and Venice, these were the sights of inspiration for some of Europe's greatest master composers. This volume of the Naxos Musical Journey takes you on an unforgettable voyage through the music of Liszt, Mendelssohn, Leoncavallo, Cui, Massenet, Gounod, Denza and Godard. Visit the timeless tradition of the Contucci vineyards or explore the landscape and churches of Montepulciano. Whether you're visiting Florence's famed Ponte Vecchio, the breathtaking vistas from the Genoa cable cars, or the magical winter blanket of snow and mist over Venice, this 'Italian Festival' is an experience to be remembered for the ages.
Leoncavallo 1. Mattinata Cui 2. Tarantelle Massenet Scenes Napolitaines 3. La Danse 4. La Procession et I'lmprovisateur 5. La Fete Gounod 6. Saltarello Denza 7. Funiculi, funicula Godard Scenes Italiennes 8. Serenade Florentine 9. Sicilienne 10. Tarentelle Liszt 11. Tarantelle Mendelssohn 12. Venetian Gondolier's Song