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Ensemble

Joy for the Soul

GIUSEPPE PENNISI visits
Sagra Musicale Umbra

 

As mentioned in previous years' coverage (eg 'To the Glory of God', 14 September 2011), Sagra Musicale Umbra is the oldest music festival in Italy (literally 'A Local Feast'). It has special features when compared with any other European festival, and provides a ten day journey (15-25 September 2013) through an entire region where it combines the beauty of landscape, monuments and art with few parallels anywhere. Another feature is the very strong local participation, being financed almost entirely locally (and privately). Private estates are open to the general audience for concerts and, sometimes, owners offer bountiful buffet dinners when the musical entertainment has finished...

Copyright © 29 September 2013 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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ITALY

POLAND

ANTONIN DVORAK

GREGORIAN CHANT

HILDEGARD VON BINGEN

THOMAS TALLIS

JOHN TAVENER

GIOVANNI PIERLUIGI DA PALESTRINA

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