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From Vivaldi to the Ghetto Songs of the Floating City

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»When I look for another word for music, the word I find is always Venice.« Friedrich Nietzsche knew what he was talking about. The lagoon city doesn't just look back on an exceptionally rich (cultural) history, it literally breathes music: with every stroke of the bells of San Marco, with every singing gondolier on the Canal Grande, with every splendid palazzo where music drifts out of an open window. The Elbphilharmonie's »Venice« festival transports the Italian city to the Elbe over Easter. After all, the Elbphilharmonie, too, is built on piles driven into the water, and is also surrounded by canals.

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