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GIUSEPPE PENNISI's first of two reports
from the Sagra Musicale Umbra

 

With the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Sagra Musicale Umbra is one of the oldest Italian music festivals. While the Maggio Musicale lost its original mission (to rediscover forgotten music and provide interesting new productions) and also its audience ('Troubles In Florence', 7 May 2013), the Sagra (Feast) Umbra stuck to its mandate: to propose seldom heard high quality 'spiritual' music (An Outstanding Success, 25 September 2015) 'Spiritual' is not intended only as Roman Catholic or Christian music, but as music of religious inspiration. The Sagra lasts about a week: this seventy-first edition offered twenty concerts from 10-18 September 2016. It involved not only the regional capital, Perugia, but also Castel Rigone, Panicale, Assisi, Montefalco, San Gemini, Acquasparta, Bevagna and Torgiano...

Copyright © 24 September 2016 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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