Musical Landmarks

Places important to the history of music in America.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
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There are seven bells in the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one for each note of the musical major scale. Because of problems with the construction, the bell-chamber was not completed until 1372. The largest bell was installed in 1655. top

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, New South Wales, NSW 2001, Australia
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This building is one of the best known icons of Australia. The Opera House covers 1.8 hectares (4.5 acres) of land. It is 183 metres (605 feet) long and about 120 metres (388 feet) wide at its widest point.top


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