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Rick Steves' Europe: A Symphonic JourneyCOMBO 2: DVD ANTHOLOGY SET & BOOK & DVD/CD SYMPHONIC JOURNEY

  • ANTHOLOGY DVD SET
  • BOOK, EUROPE 101 - HISTORY AND ART FOR THE TRAVELER
  • DVD/CD, RICK STEVES: A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and maestro Michael Miropolsky for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. The special, taped at the Edmonds Center for the Arts near Seattle, Wash., celebrates music's power to stir the patriotic soul. Playing musical tour guide, Steves utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. Then, the orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi. Each selection honors a particular nationality, while the finale, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (Europe's official anthem) pays homage to the continent's motto of "United in Diversity." The music is accompanied by a montage of evocative video images from each country.

$180

ANTHOLOGY DVD SET

  • One Sweet Deal: You'll get all 100 "Rick Steves' Europe" TV shows and specials as a 13-DVD box set — plus a bonus disc with Rick's popular "European Travel Skills" and "Travel as a Political Act" lectures
  • Cheap Travel Thrills: You'll experience more than 50 hours of travel thrills. NTSC format, all region compatible, discs 1-12 closed captioned, 70 newest shows are widescreen (WS).
  • And here's where Rick Steves' All 100 Shows 2000-2014 DVD Box Set will take you...
  • 1. Italy's Cities 8 shows, 4 hours • Rome: Ancient Glory (WS) • Rome: Baroque Brilliance (WS) • Rome: Back Street Riches (WS) • Florence: Heart of the Renaissance (WS) • Florentine Delights and Tuscan Side Trips (WS) • Venice: City of Dreams (WS) • Venice and its Lagoon (WS) • Venice Side-Trips: The Best of Veneto
  • 2. Italy's Countryside 8 shows, 4 hours • Milan and Lake Como (WS) • Tuscany's Dolce Vita (WS) • Italy's Great Hill Towns (WS) • Naples and Pompeii (WS) • Italy's Amalfi Coast (WS) • Cinque Terre: Italy's Hidden Riviera • Siena and Assisi • The Best of Sicily
  • 3. France 8 shows, 4 hours • Paris: Regal and Intimate • Paris: Embracing Life and Art • Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brulée (WS) • Normandy: War-Torn Yet Full of Life (WS) • Provence: Legendary Light, Wind and Wine (WS) • French Riviera: Uniquely Chic (WS) • Burgundy: Profoundly French (WS) • France's Dordogne (WS)
  • 4. Spain 8 shows, 4 hours • Barcelona and Catalunya (WS) • Basque Country (WS) • Northern Spain and the Camino de Santiago (WS) • The Majesty of Madrid (WS) • Highlights of Castile: Toledo and Salamanca (WS) • Sevilla (WS) • Granada, Cordoba and Spain's Costa del Sol (WS) • Andalucía, Gibraltar and Tangier (WS)
  • 5. Germany, Benelux & More 8 shows, 4 hours • Munich and the Foothills of the Alps (WS) • Germany's Romantic Rhine and Rothenburg (WS) • Germany's Black Forest and Cologne • Berlin: Resilient, Reunited and Reborn • Belgium: Bruges and Brussels (WS) • Amsterdam and Dutch Side-Trips • France's Alsace • Little Europe: Five Micro-Countries (WS)
  • 6. Austria & the Alps 7 shows, 3½ hours • Vienna (WS) • Vienna and the Danube (WS) • Salzburg and Surroundings (WS) • Alps of Austria and Italy • Alps of France and Switzerland • The Best of the Alps: Switzerland's Jungfrau Region (WS) • Switzerland’s Great Cities (WS)
  • 7. England & Wales 8 shows, 4 hours • London: Historic and Dynamic (WS) • London: Mod and Trad (WS) • North Wales: Feisty and Poetic (WS) • England's Bath and York (WS) • North England’s Lake District and Durham (WS) • South England: Dover to Land's End • Heart of England and South Wales • Great Side Trips from London
  • 8. Ireland & Scotland 6 shows, 3 hours • Dublin (WS) • The Best of South Ireland (WS) • The Best of West Ireland (WS) • Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland (WS) • Scotland's Islands and Highlands (WS) • Edinburgh (WS)
  • 9. Scandinavia 7 shows, 4 hours • Copenhagen (WS) • Denmark beyond Copenhagen (WS) • Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains and Bergen (WS) • Oslo (WS) • Stockholm (WS) • Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters (WS) • Bonus Extra: Rick Steves’ Europe, A Symphonic Journey (WS)
  • 10. Eastern Europe 8 shows, 4 hours • Prague and the Czech Republic • Czech Republic Beyond Prague (WS) • Poland: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw (WS) • Budapest: The Best of Hungary (WS) • Croatia: Adriatic Delights (WS) • The Best of Slovenia (WS) • Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips (WS) • Surprising Bulgaria
  • 11. Greece, Turkey & Portugal 8 shows, 4 hours • Athens and Side Trips (WS) • Greece's Peloponnese (WS) • Greek Islands • Istanbul (WS) • West Turkey • Central Turkey • Eastern Turkey • Lisbon and the Algarve (WS)
  • 12. Travel Skills & Specials 6 shows, 4 hours • Travel Skills Special, Parts I, II & III (3 shows) • Rick Steves' Europe: The Making Of (WS) • Rick Steves' Iran Special (WS) • Rick Steves' European Christmas Special (WS)
  • 13. Travel Extras 6 shows + outtakes, 4 hours • Portugal's Heartland • Israel (1997) • Egypt (1997) • Europe Through the Back Door TV Pilot (1989) • Opening the Door to Luther, with Rick Steves • A Foreign Affair, featuring Seattle Men’s Chorus • Seven Seasons of Bloopers
  • Bonus DVD: Rick Steves' Lectures & Tour Experience This 14th bonus DVD (not from the TV series) includes Rick’s popular "European Travel Skills" and "Travel as a Political Act" lectures — plus a trip across Europe with a Rick Steves tour group.
  • "Wild Applause" (highest rating) from the San Francisco Chronicle: "Lately, when I want to relax, I put on slippers and I put on a Rick Steves show. The sameness about the shows is comforting: The theme music, the interplay of voice-over and stand-up narration, the exceptional photography, and the encounters with locals — these elements are consistent. At the same time, the sights and locations change. There's always something new, fascinating and glorious to look at. Without doubt, the shows generate an intense desire to go places. At the same time, they give you some of the benefits of travel without your having to leave your sofa, and that's not bad either. The programs are also a document of what Europe and Europeans look like today, and in the future, the shows will be valuable as history. I find Steves enormously appealing — good-natured, somewhat goofy in manner and yet clearly nobody's fool. If the Europeans he encounters come away believing that all Americans are like Rick, that's OK by me." — Mick LaSalle

BOOK, EUROPE 101 - HISTORY AND ART FOR THE TRAVELER
After three decades of travel, Rick and co-author Gene Openshaw have distilled what you need to know (and no more!) in order to fully appreciate Europe's sights and culture. Written for smart people who slept through their history and art history classes, Europe 101 tells the story of Europe — from the pyramids to Picasso — illustrated with hundreds of color photos, featuring Europe's most important art, architecture, places and people.

DVD/CD, RICK STEVES: A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY
Rick Steves Europe: A Symphonic Journey is an hour-long concert and video special. Rick teams up with his "hometown" (Edmonds, WA) Cascade Symphony Orchestra on a musical tour that starts in the USA, then touches down in seven different European countries.

The DVD: For each stop, Rick paints the cultural context of Nationalism and Romanticism in words, then the orchestra plays stirring 19th-century anthems — Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France — each accompanied by glorious video footage. While each piece celebrates a particular nationality, the finale, Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Europe's official national anthem), celebrates a continent whose motto is "united in diversity." (DVD running time: 56½ minutes)

The Booklet: This colorful 24-page supplement includes articles Gene Openshaw on 19th-century European Romanticism, Nationalism, and the great composers and music from this era. You'll also learn the story behind this innovative collaboration between Rick Steves, Music Director and Conductor Michael Miropolsky and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

The Music CD: This audio bonus includes full-length versions of songs performed on the DVD, plus an extra track: Edvard Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King. DVD and CD tracks (all recorded live before an audience) include:

  • Star Spangled Banner (USA) by John Stafford Smith/Walter Damrosch (1:32)
  • On the Beautiful Blue Danube (Austria) by Johann Strauss, Jr. (8:19)
  • Overture to Die Meistersinger (Germany) by Richard Wagner (6:32)
  • The Moldau (Czech Republic) by Bedrich Smetana (13:01)
  • Triumphal March from Aida (Italy) by Guiseppe Verdi (6:04)
  • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (England) by Edward Elgar (6:45)
  • Morning from Peer Gynt Suite No. I, op. 46 (Norway) by Edvard Grieg (6:35)
  • Marche Troyenne (France) by Hector Berlioz (6:05)
  • Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 (European Union) by Ludwig van Beethoven (3:45)
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Rick Steves' Europe: A Symphonic JourneyCOMBO 1: BOOK & DVD/CD SYMPHONIC JOURNEY

  • BOOK, EUROPE 101 - HISTORY AND ART FOR THE TRAVELER
  • DVD/CD, RICK STEVES: A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and maestro Michael Miropolsky for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. The special, taped at the Edmonds Center for the Arts near Seattle, Wash., celebrates music's power to stir the patriotic soul. Playing musical tour guide, Steves utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. Then, the orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi. Each selection honors a particular nationality, while the finale, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (Europe's official anthem) pays homage to the continent's motto of "United in Diversity." The music is accompanied by a montage of evocative video images from each country.

$96

BOOK, EUROPE 101 - HISTORY AND ART FOR THE TRAVELER
After three decades of travel, Rick and co-author Gene Openshaw have distilled what you need to know (and no more!) in order to fully appreciate Europe's sights and culture. Written for smart people who slept through their history and art history classes, Europe 101 tells the story of Europe — from the pyramids to Picasso — illustrated with hundreds of color photos, featuring Europe's most important art, architecture, places and people.

DVD/CD, RICK STEVES: A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY
Rick Steves Europe: A Symphonic Journey is an hour-long concert and video special. Rick teams up with his "hometown" (Edmonds, WA) Cascade Symphony Orchestra on a musical tour that starts in the USA, then touches down in seven different European countries.

The DVD: For each stop, Rick paints the cultural context of Nationalism and Romanticism in words, then the orchestra plays stirring 19th-century anthems — Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France — each accompanied by glorious video footage. While each piece celebrates a particular nationality, the finale, Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Europe's official national anthem), celebrates a continent whose motto is "united in diversity." (DVD running time: 56½ minutes)

The Booklet: This colorful 24-page supplement includes articles Gene Openshaw on 19th-century European Romanticism, Nationalism, and the great composers and music from this era. You'll also learn the story behind this innovative collaboration between Rick Steves, Music Director and Conductor Michael Miropolsky and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

The Music CD: This audio bonus includes full-length versions of songs performed on the DVD, plus an extra track: Edvard Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King. DVD and CD tracks (all recorded live before an audience) include:

  • Star Spangled Banner (USA) by John Stafford Smith/Walter Damrosch (1:32)
  • On the Beautiful Blue Danube (Austria) by Johann Strauss, Jr. (8:19)
  • Overture to Die Meistersinger (Germany) by Richard Wagner (6:32)
  • The Moldau (Czech Republic) by Bedrich Smetana (13:01)
  • Triumphal March from Aida (Italy) by Guiseppe Verdi (6:04)
  • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (England) by Edward Elgar (6:45)
  • Morning from Peer Gynt Suite No. I, op. 46 (Norway) by Edvard Grieg (6:35)
  • Marche Troyenne (France) by Hector Berlioz (6:05)
  • Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 (European Union) by Ludwig van Beethoven (3:45)
To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727
Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Rick Steves' Europe: A Symphonic JourneyBOOK, EUROPE 101 - HISTORY AND ART FOR THE TRAVELER

After three decades of travel, Rick and co-author Gene Openshaw have distilled what you need to know (and no more!) in order to fully appreciate Europe's sights and culture. Written for smart people who slept through their history and art history classes, Europe 101 tells the story of Europe — from the pyramids to Picasso — illustrated with hundreds of color photos, featuring Europe's most important art, architecture, places and people.

$60
To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727
Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Rick Steves' Europe: A Symphonic JourneyDVD/CD, RICK STEVES: A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY

Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and maestro Michael Miropolsky for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. The special, taped at the Edmonds Center for the Arts near Seattle, Wash., celebrates music's power to stir the patriotic soul. Playing musical tour guide, Steves utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. Then, the orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi. Each selection honors a particular nationality, while the finale, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (Europe's official anthem) pays homage to the continent's motto of "United in Diversity." The music is accompanied by a montage of evocative video images from each country.

$60

Rick Steves Europe: A Symphonic Journey is an hour-long concert and video special. Rick teams up with his "hometown" (Edmonds, WA) Cascade Symphony Orchestra on a musical tour that starts in the USA, then touches down in seven different European countries.

The DVD: For each stop, Rick paints the cultural context of Nationalism and Romanticism in words, then the orchestra plays stirring 19th-century anthems — Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France — each accompanied by glorious video footage. While each piece celebrates a particular nationality, the finale, Beethoven's Ode to Joy (Europe's official national anthem), celebrates a continent whose motto is "united in diversity." (DVD running time: 56½ minutes)

The Booklet: This colorful 24-page supplement includes articles Gene Openshaw on 19th-century European Romanticism, Nationalism, and the great composers and music from this era. You'll also learn the story behind this innovative collaboration between Rick Steves, Music Director and Conductor Michael Miropolsky and the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.

The Music CD: This audio bonus includes full-length versions of songs performed on the DVD, plus an extra track: Edvard Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King. DVD and CD tracks (all recorded live before an audience) include:

  • Star Spangled Banner (USA) by John Stafford Smith/Walter Damrosch (1:32)
  • On the Beautiful Blue Danube (Austria) by Johann Strauss, Jr. (8:19)
  • Overture to Die Meistersinger (Germany) by Richard Wagner (6:32)
  • The Moldau (Czech Republic) by Bedrich Smetana (13:01)
  • Triumphal March from Aida (Italy) by Guiseppe Verdi (6:04)
  • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (England) by Edward Elgar (6:45)
  • Morning from Peer Gynt Suite No. I, op. 46 (Norway) by Edvard Grieg (6:35)
  • Marche Troyenne (France) by Hector Berlioz (6:05)
  • Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 (European Union) by Ludwig van Beethoven (3:45)
To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727
Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00.