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Another highlight is the presence of Sir Simon Rattle and his Berlin Philharmonic. They have two concerts: works by Debussy and Messiaen (1908-1992) on 30 August, followed by works by Schoenberg and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on 31 August.

The London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis, plays works by Dvorák and Sibelius on 12 August.

The Salzburg Festival wouldn't be in Salzburg if there were not, of course, also a fair amount of Mozart on offer, much of which happens under the heading Mozart Matinées, performed by the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg with various conductors.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

There will be some interesting soloist's concerts, including Cecilia Bartoli's on 28 July, when she will sing arias by Antonio Salieri (1750-1825). Alfred Brendel will play Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven on 24 August. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, still one of the classical world's greatest living legends, and also the father of conductor Martin Fischer-Dieskau, comes to town for a rare appearance on 3 August. He will read the text to Schoenberg's Ode to Napoleon Op 41, appearing with the Stadler Quartet.

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