Illuminating the Spectrum
Contemporary music at Salzburg,
heard by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
For the last five years, Kontinent has been a festival of contemporary music within the broader Salzburg Summer Festival. It might be more appropriate to use the past tense and to say that Kontinent was a marvelous five year experience, as was its predecessor, Zeitfluss, in the 1990s. It has been made crystal clear both to music critics and audience that, for the time being, the new Director General wants at least a pause in the experiment. Nonetheless, it is useful to recall that the concerts and the operas performed as a part of Kontinent were all sold out: also they brought to the banks of the river Salzach an audience, younger and in less formal attire, thus quite different from the subscribers to the main Festival series...
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