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  MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SOUTHERN FRANCE: A Musical Tour of Provence, Cote d'Azur and Camargue 2.110516

Scenes of Provence, with its ancient Roman remains and ancestral traditions, mingle with the coast of the CŸte dÌAzur and the great nature reserve of Camargue.

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  MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SALZBURG: A Musical Tour of the City's Past and Present (NTSC) 2.110517

Mozart's father Leopold settled in Salzburg in 1737 and in 1744 entered the service of the city's ruling Prince-Archbishop as a violinist. The city underwent various changes of regime in the first years of the nineteenth century, but in 1825 Schubert could express his wonder at the fine churches and palaces of the place.

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  MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SICILY: A Musical Tour of the Island's Past and Present (NTSC) 2.110518

Sicily has a remarkably varied history: only in the mid-nineteenth century was the island drawn into the unified country of Italy.

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  MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SCOTLAND: A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present (NTSC) 2.110519

Scotland's rugged landscape has a unique quality that marks it out from the rest of Britain, contrasting most clearly with England, the traditional enemy and occupier. We visit the remote Hebrides, travelling through wild scenery to the mellower Lowlands and to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, with its royal palace and castle.

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  MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - TUSCANY: A Musical Tour of the Region's Past and Present (NTSC) 2.110520

The Tuscan region stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea and includes, among its nine provinces, Pisa, Siena and Lucca.

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  THOMSON, V.: Plow that Broke the Plains (The) / The River (NTSC) 2.110521

Pare Lorentz's The Plow that Broke the Plains (1936) and The River (1937) are landmark American documentary films. Aesthetically, they break new ground in seamlessly marrying pictorial imagery, symphonic music, and poetic free verse, all realised with supreme artistry. Ideologically, they indelibly encapsulate the strivings of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 'New Deal'.

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  MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - CHATEAUX OF THE LOIRE (NTSC) 2.110522

Fran¡ois I's decision to move his court to the Valley of the Loire coincided with a period of French architecture in which the Italian Renaissance style was notably influential, often combined with the existing Gothic, resulting in the preponderance of imposing Chateaux in the region.

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  CHINESE MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - BEIJING: A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music (NTSC) 2.110551

Beijing (Peking), the capital of China, has been the site of various cities with different names.

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  CHINESE MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SHANGHAI: A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music (NTSC) 2.110552

The city of Shanghai, China's most important port, owes some of its prosperity to the so-called unequal treatises forced on China during the 19th century.

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  CHINESE MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - HANGZHOU: A Cultural Tour with Traditional Chinese Music (NTSC) 2.110553

Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, held a position of importance from the time of the Sui dynasty (581-617 A.D.), and is sited at the end of the Grand Canal, with linked waterways that provided communication between the provinces of China.

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