Inside Milan’s Casa Verdi, where musicians retire in harmony

Nov 13, 2018 719

When Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1800s built a neo-Gothic mansion in Milan, he envisioned a bustling sanctuary for professional musicians who were not earning livable incomes. Since then, Casa Verdi has hosted 1,500 residents and become an exclusive retirement home for elderly players. Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay reports.

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HARI SREENIVASAN: It's said that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away." But what about old musicians? If they're lucky, they just keep on playing. That's in fact what's happening in Milan, Italy, at a retirement home built especially for musicians. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Chris Livesay has our story from a place where the music never stops.

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