Music festivals revisited
with KEITH BRAMICH
Music & Vision at Presteigne
As previously announced, Music & Vision is visiting the Presteigne Festival
of Music and the Arts this week, and over the weekend, to share in the
Festival's celebrations for its composer in residence John McCabe, in his 60th birthday year. We
will webcast an interview between John McCabe and Christopher Morley (chief
music critic of the Birmingham Post), and most of our daily articles from
tomorrow until next Tuesday's Site Seeing will be Presteigne-related.
If you have questions for any of the artists appearing at Presteigne (and
you can see the full programme on their website, via the link above), please
them in the usual way, and we'll endeavour to provide an answer.
Early Music Festivals in France and Europe
Bruno Cornec has been busy compiling a list of early music concerts in
France, including concerts involving French groups outside of France. About
half way through this long and comprehensive list is a section entitled
'Main Early Music Festivals in France and Europe', and it is to this section
that I'm drawing your attention. The list is hosted on medieval.org as follows:
MusicalOnline Magazine has a comprehensive and well-presented list of
music festival links for the United States at www.musicalonline.com/Festivals%20United%20States.htm.
The highpoint of the Eisenstadt (Austria) concert season is the International
Haydn days, 9 - 19 September 1999, which include the opera Armida from the
Haydn Philharmonie under Adam Fischer. See http://www.haydnfestival.at (in German only).
The 13th Colorado Mahlerfest takes place 11-16 January 1999 and can be
explored at http://www.mahlerfest.org.
Yahoo and updates
This is worth looking at if only to express your amazement at how out
of date the descriptions are. At least two games can be played here - first
we can look for the most out-of-date listing - I think the prize goes to
both festivals listed for summer 1996. Then check to see which festivals
have bothered to update their pages for 1999/2000. Interesting, isn't it?
(Both 1996 prize-winners actually have nearly up-to-date websites).
Yahoo also have regional festival listings for the Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Classical festival listings at Snap
Some festivals are listed here. Not a particularly large or comprehensive
list though. http://www.snap.com/directory/category/0,16,-28300,00.html
Music Festival information
Earlier in the year, Site Seeing featured music
festivals and sites listing music festivals, and the information panel
at the end of this earlier page is still worth a look for pointers to festival
Copyright © Keith Bramich,
August 24th 1999
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