This volume first transports you to Verona, the city of Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet, as evoked in Tchaikovsky's romantic "Fantasy Overture." Visit the dramatic ruins of the Arena, then on to Florence to thrill to the sight of the legendary Duomo. Visit the famed Uffizi and Pitti palaces with their art masterworks. Wander through the Villa Bonciani, where Tchaikovsky actually lived. In Naples, see the great sculptures of the Archaeological Museum or experience the spectacular view of Vesuvius, across the Bay of Naples. These are the sights and stories of Italy conjured in the timeless music of Tchaikovsky.
Tracklisting: 1. Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet, Op.70 Souvenir de Florence, Op.70 2. I. Allegro con spirito 3. II. Adagio cantabile 4. III. Allegretto moderato 5. IV. Allegro vivace 6. Capriccio italien