Category: Travel

PICCINNI MUSEUM

PICCINNI MUSEUM South-eastern Italy saw the birth of several of the most important Italian opera composers of the later 18th century, but these men are generally regarded as Neapolitans because …

RIVERFRONT PARKS

RIVERFRONT PARKS Crossing Moshassuck, Woonasquatucket, and Providence Rivers, Providence, Rhode Island Architect William D. Warner Completed 1994-2002 Length Various Materials Concrete, steel Type Arch The city built twelve new bridges, …

FORTH BRIDGE MAP

FORTH BRIDGE MAP LONGEST STEEL CANTILEVER IN THE WORLD 1890-1917 Crossing Firth of Forth, Queensferry, Scotland Designers/Engineers Benjamin Baker, John Fowler Completed 1890 Span 1,710 feet (521 meters) Material Steel …

VIDU MUSEUM

VIDU MUSEUM The town of Lugoj in western Romania, about 60 km east of Timisoara, is the country’s main provincial centre of choral music. It possesses a Casa Personalitatilor, a …

PONCHIELLI MUSEUM

PONCHIELLI MUSEUM The composer who was long regarded as Verdi’s probable successor, Amilcare Ponchielli, came from the village of Paderno Fasolaro, some 17 km northwest of Cremona, where he was …

SARASATE MUSEUM

SARASATE MUSEUM It is of course as a violinist that Pablo Sarasate is chiefly remembered. But he composed too, not inconsiderably, and, not surprisingly, chiefly for his own instrument, mainly …

STETSENKO MUSEUM

STETSENKO MUSEUM Choral music is the least likely of genres to carry a composer’s reputation beyond his own country’s boundaries, so it is not surprising that Kyrylo Hryhorovych Stetsenko is …

SUK MUSEUM

SUK MUSEUM When visiting the Dvorak sites around Prague, it is worth pausing in the village of Krrecrovice, where his favourite pupil, the violinist and composer Josef Suk, was born …