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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 between the Thirty years war and the Congress of Vienna (1618-1815), as well as weekly music film festival (10-16 October).

October 15 will be the opening of the Music festival in Stratford-upon-Avon . this year there will be the orchestra La Serenissima, known for brilliant performance of Vivaldi, pianist Martin Roscoe (performances at the Shakespeare Institute), Coull Quartet and cellist guy Johnston. In addition to classics in the program of the festival of jazz and folk music: Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, the British “Princess of jazz” Jacqui Dankworth and folk-star Andy cutting. The festival will last until October 22.

October 15 begins the oldest music festival in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, the 43rd festival Bemus . In the poster: orchestra Camerata Serbica, pianist Boris Berezovsky, a family concert cellist Misha Maisky and his daughter, a pianist Lily Maisky, puppet musical play “the King listens” Yugoslav drama theater and other vystuplenie. The closing of the festival – October 26.

From 2 to 10 November in London will host the 21st festival of Johann Sebastian Bach . The festival will open with a performance of the “Goldberg Variations” for harpsichord, this piece of music by Bach this year anniversary — the composer wrote the thirty variations in 1741 and later included them in his series of “exercises for the clavier”. This work was probably commissioned by Russian diplomat Hermann Carl von Keyserling, personal harpsichordist who had a young Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, to him and dedicated to variations. At the festival they will perform harpsichordist Steven devine.

5-10 October in Toulouse for the 16th time will pass the international festival of organ music . In the concert program 21, among the topics of this year: Swedish folk music and Bach, choir and organ music (ensemble Antiphona), organ and harpsichord, the organ and the piano, jazz music and the body. Read more about the program here.

In Swansea, the second after Cardiff city of Wales, opens October 6 festival of music and arts. The festival will open with a performance based on Shakespeare’s play “Much ADO about nothing” directed by Welsh theatre Mappa Mundi, the program also includes “the Firebird” by Stravinsky, organ music, Tchaikovsky’s ballet “the Nutcracker” performed by the Belarusian ballet company from Minsk, Wales BBC national orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic. Read more about the programme on the festival website. The closing will take place on October 22 performance of “the Barber of Seville” Rossini staged by Welsh national Opera.