Women and War at the Salzburg Festival,
by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
World War I began a hundred years ago, and Europe, as well as the rest of the globe, changed forever. This summer, the beginning of the 'Great War', as it was then called, is remembered in many an occasion. For example, the Ravenna Festival is entirely devoted to this theme, mostly by reviving music from that period, and by performing important Requiem masses.
The start of the First World War is also one of the main components, along with the celebrations for Richard Strauss' one-hundred-and-fiftieth birthday, of the 2014 Salzburg Festival...
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