A Long Musical Summer
GIUSEPPE PENNISI attended the
Chigiana International Festival in Siena
Siena is a well-known medium sized city of arts in Tuscany. Few non-Italian music fans will be aware that over the last two years, Siena has suffered a major financial and economic earthquake due to the mismanagement of the Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS — Italy's most ancient bank and the third largest Italian bank in terms of activity). To salvage this institution, following a European Union authorization, the State had to become a significant shareholder and to provide fresh capital. For decades, Siena has had an important musical academy, the Chigiana Academy, named after its founder, Prince Chigi, and, over the last thirty years, financed largely by the MPS...
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