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THE PERFECT ENCAPSULATION OF THE DREAMS – Venice and crucial role in the development of opera

Venice, city of corruption, sickness and decay? Not Only. Venice has also played a crucial role in the development of opera (perhaps more than you might expect). That city has been home to countless opera premieres, and for some of Italian operatic composers (Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi, Gioacchino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi). Rossini’s Otello is set entirely in Venice. ...

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DANCES AND MUSIC FROM THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

Music was an essential part of civic, religious, and courtly life in the Renaissance. From the Renaissance era, both secular and sacred music survives in quantity. Renaissance music is music written in Europe during the Renaissance and has been to start the era around 1400, with the end of the medieval era, and to close it around 1600. The exchange ...

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DON’T THINK TWICE IT’S ALRIGHT – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright > It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe it don’t matter, anyhow an’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe if you don’t know by now, when your rooster crows at the break of dawn. Look out your window and I’ll be gone, you’re the reason ...

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SIA – Cheap thrills

Sia – Cheap Thrills > Up with it girl, rock with it girl, show dem it girl, bounce with it girl, dance with it girl, get with it girl. Come on, come on, turn the radio on. It’s Friday night and it won’t be long. Gotta do my hair, put my makeup on. It’s Friday night and it won’t be ...

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THE IRISH BALLAD – Tom Leher

Tom Lehrer– The Irish ballad > About a maid I’ll sing a song, sing rickety-tickety-tin, about a maid I’ll sing a song who didn’t have her family long, not only did she do them wrong, she did every one of them in, them in she did every one of them in. One morning in a fit of pique, sing rickety-tickety-tin, ...

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ROMAN GUITAR – Song, by Bruno di Lazzaro

Under a blanket of stars Roma looks beautiful to me. Lonely my heart, disillusioned of love, wants to sing in the shadow. A fountain wetsuit, and a balcony up there, oh Roman guitar, you accompany me. Plays, plays my guitar, letting crying my heart, without a home and without love, only you remain to me. If the voice is a ...

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ROMAN MUSIC

When your geographical horizon extends – for business or pleasure – you have the wonderful opportunity to hear you inside, like the perfectly proportioned man (created by Leonardo da Vinci), correlating the symmetry of human anatomy to the symmetry of the universe. What you see, hear, eat and feel, it’s all inside the Vitruvian approach to life. Ancient Roman Music ...

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CHINESE MUSIC – Contemporary Traditional Chinese Music

When your geographical horizon extends – for business or pleasure – you have the wonderful opportunity to hear you inside, like the perfectly proportioned man (created by Leonardo da Vinci), correlating the symmetry of human anatomy to the symmetry of the universe. What you see, hear, eat and feel, it’s all inside the Vitruvian approach to life. String instruments from ...

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WHEN THE MUSIC BECOME POETRY – Rasmus Seebach: Angel

He was born in a March day. Rasmus Seebach is a Danish singer-songwriter who had his debut with the single “Angel”. He is a son of Tommy Seebach, about whom he has also written the song “Who I am”, where he tells his father that they have forgiven him and are doing fine. ANGEL > Baby I was sold from ...

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CONTEMPORARY CHINESE MUSIC – Tan Dun: when the music as an integral part of spiritual life

Tan Dun (born 1957, Changsha, Hunan), is a Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, most widely known for his music for the medal ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. http://tandun.com/ His works often incorporate audiovisual elements, but also use instruments constructed from organic materials, such as paper, water, and stone. During his time at Columbia University, he created his first opera ...

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