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Journey to Italy

Goethe wasn’t the first to travel to Italy. Again and again Italy, the country of choice for northern Europeans searching for beauty, culture, music and the incomparable light which shone over the bucolic landscape, attracted artists who – whether they were painters or musicians – wanted to make a study of new styles. George Frederick Handel was probably an exception: within a very short period of time he scored some remarkable successes and so gained recognition from the greatest of his fellow musicians during his years spent in Italy. However, like Vivaldi, he didn’t stay down south for ever – you see, the demand for the latest music from Italy was even greater north of the Alps than it was in the country of origin of the baroque style.

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