Christopher Stephen Botti, an American trumpeter and composer, was born on October 12, 1962, in Portland, Oregon and was raised in Corvallis and has also spent two years of his childhood in Italy.He was influenced by music since his early age because of her mother, who was a classically trained pianist and part-time piano teacher as well.Chris started playing the trumpet at nine-years-old.Chris Botti went to Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon and began performing professionally since his high school days.Born in Portland, Oregon in the United States of America and he is currently signed unto the renowned Columbia Records.
He started playing the trumpet at nine-years-old, and committed to the instrument at age 12 when he heard Miles Davis play "My Funny Valentine".
After 48 years of hesitations, a contest organized to finish the huge building project initiated in 1296 by Arnolfo del Cambio and enlarged by Francesco Talenti on the site of the old church of set the Dome of Florence in a new direction.
In Florence, everybody was familiar with the final sea-urchin-like shape of the dome, because since 1367 a scale model had been exhibited to the public in one of the side aisles of the growing cathedral.
On March 25, 1436, the beautiful sounds of a four-voice motet, “Recently garlands of roses, despite the savage winter, were given by the Pope, to you, heavenly Virgin, as a perpetual adornment, with a temple of great ingenuity, dedicated in a pious and holy matter” (Box 1) The two stairways of 463 steps that wind up in between the two shells bring the viewer to the lantern, situated at the equivalent height of a 40-story building.
After 16 years and 2 weeks of doggish labor, rising close to 4 million bricks of an estimated 37,000 tons, the dome became the emblem not only of Florence, but of the Italian Renaissance itself.