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Greathall Storytelling Recordings by Jim Weiss

Masters of the Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and more

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Ages 7 and Up

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In true stories as vivid as the colors in which they painted, Jim Weiss brings to life the astounding Leonardo da Vinci; the volcanic genius Michelangelo; Brunelleschi, who changed the way we see the world; the lighthearted sculptor, Donatello; and other captivating characters. You will watch fierce Pope Julius II drive out invaders while supervising the painting of the Sistine Chapel, and dine in the palace of Lorenzo de Medici, swordsman, statesman and patron of the arts, as he faces treachery and turns war to peace. This recording will inspire a lifelong fascination with the arts—and with the riches and high aspirations of the Renaissance.
(Approximately 75 minutes; 15 tracks)

  • In the Medici Palace
  • The Man Who Loved Books
  • Lorenzo in War and Peace
  • Ghiberti and the Gates of Paradise
  • Donatello
  • Brunelleschi's Glorious Dome
  • Leonardo da Vinci: the Art of Genius
  • Leonardo in Milan
  • The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa
  • Michelangelo: The Genius of Art
  • Wrestling a Giant
  • Michelangelo Versus Leonardo
  • The Warrior Pope
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • The Old Lions Die

"We were so immersed in the story that we seemed to feel the warm sunlight of Italy amid that era of endless possibilities and unrivaled geniuses." —Parent and Historian

"Thank you for once again teaching us how to bring history to life, and for giving us new ways to connect as a family." —Parent

Timeline: Renaissance Italy