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Dateline: Mondsee, Austria, Basilika Mondsee, 7:30 p.m., August 28, 2014
The 25th edition of the Mondsee Musiktage Festival, 15 miles east of Salzburg, and this year dedicated to the pan-European influence of Joseph Haydn, launched Friday night with the kind of concert that has long marked it as one of Europe's leading chamber music festivals.
Led by the Auryn Quartet (violinists Matthias Lingenfelder and Jens Oppermann, violist…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 29, 2015 at 3:32am
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is touring to mark the anniversaries of the end of World War II and the founding of the United Nations—the orchestra will perform at the UN General Assembly on August 28.
The concert will include players from all…Continue
Posted by Stephanie Powell on August 26, 2015 at 10:30am
Dateline: Grafenegg, Austria, 7:30 p.m., August 21, 2015
On a beautiful late summer evening, with shafts of light coming through a dramatic clerestory in the amphitheater called Wolkenturm, Christian Tetzlaff threw down his own shafts of light on Beethoven's Violin Concerto before a packed house at the Grafenegg Festival in lower Austria, unintuitively situated east of Upper Austria, deriving its name from its downriver location on the Danube River. Backed by the Festival's large and…Continue
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 22, 2015 at 1:51am
A violin that is reported to have belonged to Wallace Hartley, the bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, will go on display at two US museums in 2016.
The display will mark the first time the violin will be available for the public to view since it set…Continue
Posted by Stephanie Powell on August 18, 2015 at 12:04pm
Dateline: Szivárvány Kultúrpalota, Kaposvar, Hungary, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., August 15, 2015
In a day of perfectly-selected music played mostly perfectly by extraordinary musicians, Day Three of the Sixth International Chamber Music of Festival called Kaposfest returned to the glory of previous years. Whether it was Miklos Perényi in Stravinsky, Máté Szűcs in Leo Weiner, or István Várdai and Apollon…
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 16, 2015 at 7:00am
Dateline: Szivárvány Kultúrpalota, Kaposvár, Hungary, 7 p.m., August 13, 2015
In dazzling displays of virtuosity, the new artistic directors of the International Chamber Music Festival of Kaposvár called Kapofest, introduced a concept so radically different that it now could be rightly renamed the International Chamber Orchestra Festival of Kaposvár–and only marginally international at…
Posted by Laurence Vittes on August 14, 2015 at 1:46am
Started by André van Haren in Playing May 1.