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Autumn music festivals in Europe

 

Traditionally autumn in Europe opens a season of classical music, jazz and folk music. Travelers who are going in the fall to visit France, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Czech Republic and great Britain, will be useful to know where and what music festivals will be held in the near future.

October 9th is still possible to get to the Beethoven Festival in Germany, in Bonn. This year the festival is dedicated not only to Beethoven and Franz Liszt, whose 200th anniversary is celebrated this year.

In Budapest, in the Church of St. Michael will host a festival of Baroque music . The audience will have time to hear Bach, Purcell, Handel, Telemann, Praetorius, Pergolesi, Couperin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Dubois and other composers.

Every year 7 and 21 October in Brno international festival “Moravian autumn “. This year the theme of the festival declared “freedom or non-Freedom of music”. Before students perform Austrian Tonkünstler orchestra, Ballet am Rhein, violinist Vadim Gluzman, Czech Quartet Pavel Haas, Russian academic orchestra of the Voronezh and other musicians. In parallel with the festival of arts will be held a scientific Colloquium (October 10-12), which will be devoted to the history of Central European music during the time interval Continue reading

the Most beautiful cities in the world

 

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To rank the most beautiful cities of the planet impossible, thankless task. The town is unique due to its architecture, green parks, skyscrapers and local atmosphere. So we decided to just list some of the most picturesque cities that you should visit at least once in life.

If your trip is time-limited, it is best to choose one country and get to know her better. Assistant you will be an overview of the most beautiful cities in Italy .

Venice Of The North

Bruges is a picturesque European city, which lies along the channels within the North sea. The medieval buildings are protected by UNESCO. The city was the center of trade in the Middle ages, the name comes from the word “Bridge”, where he was loud fairs. In the Center you can see the work of Michelangelo – the Church of the virgin Mary. Many artists were inspired by the city and created masterpieces of art, music, cinema.

A city of contrasts

Rio de Janeiro is known for three things: sports, crime and Carnival. Beautiful beaches and nature attracted thousands of foreign visitors. The annual carnival collects millions of onlookers on the streets. However, not everything is so wonderful in this bustling city: the poor areas of the favela – generate a lot of angry and desperate people willing to steal or even kill. But it doesn’t stop greedy Continue reading

The Most famous festivals in the world

English festivals

The earliest festivals appeared in England, these were mass celebrations or prezidenta, accompanied by musical, theatrical or circus performances. In the 20th century they began to be international festivals, and in our country the first music festivals appeared in the USSR in the 1930-ies. Over time, festivals were supplemented by new kinds: festivals, rock festivals, folk festivals artville art. We look at the most famous music festivals in the world by the portal Samogo

BBC Proms

One of the oldest and longest-running festivals of classical music. Held in London in 1895 and lasts three months. The concept of the festival is to make the classics accessible to the masses. Each year the festival takes place to hundreds of concerts by the best orchestras in the world.

The Salzburg festival

The Salzburg festival

Passes in Austria, the homeland of the great Mozart. Was first held in 1920. Within two months of the festival each year is given over 200 performances of various genres, performances, operas, concerts of symphonic orchestras. Two-thirds of the 250 thousand festival visitors are foreigners.

The festival in San Remo

This festival is both the most famous Italian song contest, has been held since 1951. The venue is traditionally Continue reading