well I have at least four composers called Ippolito, also a cardinal who "sponsored" the career of Palestrina
Hans Christian Lumbye wrote the Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop [train connection]
just found out that Manet had a close friendship with Chabrier [oops - getting my Monet confused with my Manet]
EDIT - I can make Tivoli fit in a not very musical way
Last edited by mercia; 29-05-12 at 07:41.
not sure I've quite grasped all the facts here, also hampered by not being well-travelled
the Gare Saint-Lazare is on the site of the Paris Tivoli Gardens
Hans Christian Lumbye was music director of the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen 1843-1872
Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, sponsor of Palestrina, commissioned the building of the Villa d'Este which is near Tivoli in Lazio [I think]
In fact the way I thought of the facts was slightly more musical than that - I started with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra and thought of the three connections, with the 3 Tivoli gardens in Copenhagen, Paris and Italy respectively.
I eluded another complication, which is that there seems to have been a London Tivoli Orchestra, which Richard Strauss conducted, in "Augmented" form, in a recording of extracts from Rosenkavalier... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Don-Juan-Op-...8278945&sr=1-1 But I haven't found a clear explanation on the internet of what it was, etc. There's no wiki page for example. If anyone finds a useful source, I'd be interested!
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9