The Places - Sicily has enjoyed a remarkably varied history, held by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, it became part of Roman territory, later to be occupied by Ostrogoths, recaptured by the Byzantines, ruled by Saracens, and occupied by the Normans, followed by German, French, and Spanish overlords. It was only in the mid-19th century that the isalnd was drawn into the unified country of Italy. The historical changes that Sicily has undergone are reflected in its culture.
The Music - The music chosen for this tour of Sicily is by Beethoven and consists of three of his best known piano sonatas, the 'Pathetique', 'Moonlight' and 'Appassionata' Sonatas.
Beethoven Piano Sonatas No 8 in C minor Op 13 'Pathetique', No 14 in C-sharp minor Op 27 No 2 'Moonlight', No 23 in F minor Op 57 'Appassionata'
Running Time: 1 hr 3 min
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 1