Five Centuries of Music in Venice Video (5-part series - DVD)
This video illustrates Venice's rich artistic past, starting with its unique beginning in a lagoon, and setting the tone for a history of creative genius. The five part series touches on the 16th century with celebrated musicians like the Gabriaeis and a shift from church music to a rise in madrigal performances. The 17th century sees the first opera house for the public and enjoys the gifts pf artists like Monteverdi and women composers. Vivladi's influences the 18th century as he advocates the music of young women, and in the 19th century, Verdi composed many of the more well-known operas, like "Rigoletto" and"Traviata." The celebration continues into the 20th century and present day with Venice's strong role in live music performances by some of the world's greatest musicians.