Lirica - Italy’s cultural heritage podcast

Lirica - Italy’s cultural heritage podcast

Welcome to Lirica, the podcast about Italy’s cultural heritage. We’ll tell you about works of art and artists, musical masterpieces and musicians; we’ll visit incredible places and meet characters from every era; they’ll tell us about their lives, and even a bit about our own; because culture is simple when it speaks the language of beauty. Lirica is a project promoted by Voxfarm and financed by LazioInnova as part of the FESR LAZIO 2014/2020 regional operating programme. ©️ illustration Gianluigi Toccafondo

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November 6, 2021 17 min
by Martina Santese - What do you know about Franz Liszt? You’ll certainly have heard that he was a famous virtuoso pianist and composer. Perhaps you don't know that during the last years of his life, he spent long periods at Villa d’Este, the beautiful sixteenth-century villa in Tivoli, near Rome. If you’d like to learn more about these mysterious visits, listen to our podcast, written by Martina Santese.

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by Daniela Macchione - We close this first series of podcasts on Giacomo Puccini's Tosca with “Un mondo di piccole anime” [“A world of little souls”], written by musicologist Daniela Macchione, which examines the composer's life through the characters of his wonderful operas. Another chance to find out more about his incredible repertoire, so let's listen.

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by Claudio Strinati - Today, we’re talking about Castel Sant’Angelo, the famous Roman monument that witnesses the sad events of the third and final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Tosca. We’ll discover the ancient origins of this place and the incredible ways in which it’s changed over time. Let’s listen to this new podcast by Professor Claudio Strinati.

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by Claudio Strinati - Let’s continue our journey through Tosca’s locations. After looking at Sant’Andrea della Valle, let’s go to the Palazzo Farnese, the splendid building in Rome where the second act of Puccini’s masterpiece is set. Let’s discover all its secrets together. A new podcast by Professor Claudio Strinati.

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by Claudio Strinati - We’ve already talked about Giacomo Puccini and his opera, Tosca, so you know that it is set entirely in the historic centre of Rome. Do you want to know more about these splendid places? Let’s start with this podcast by Professor Claudio Strinati about the basilica of Sant’Andrea della Valle.

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February 22, 2021 25 min
by Martina Santese - Giacomo Puccini was one of the most famous opera composers of all time. His most well-known opera: Tosca. But who was Giacomo Puccini? And how did he come to compose this masterpiece? Stick with us, we’ll tell you everything.

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Welcome to Lirica, the podcast about Italy’s cultural heritage. We’ll tell you about works of art and artists, musical masterpieces and musicians; we’ll visit incredible places and meet characters from every era; they’ll tell us about their lives, and even a bit about our own; because culture is simple when it speaks the language of beauty.

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