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Composers > Inspiration > Queen and Writer: Elisabeth of Wied and Carmen Sylva
by Maureen Buja | June 14th, 2018

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Pauline Elisabeth Ottilie Luise zu Wied (1843– 1916), the Queen of Romania as the wife of King Carol I of Romania, led her literary life as the author Carmen Sylva. She wrote across a wide number of genres, including poems, [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > “The Pleasure of Love”
by Georg Predota | June 11th, 2018

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On a list of the most popular love songs in classical music, Plaisir d’amour (The pleasure of love) would undoubtedly rank supremely high. Originally composed in 1784, Hector Berlioz arranged the tune for orchestra, and various pop-music settings include the [...] more >>

Composers > Love > The Roman Holiday - Charles Gounod and Fanny Hensel
by Georg Predota | June 8th, 2018

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Charles Gounod and Fanny Hensel

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The most prestigious artistic scholarship in France, the “Prix de Rome,” was created in 1663. It originally was awarded in painting, sculpting and architecture, with music and engraving added in 1803 and 1804, respectively. The fortunate recipients, selected via a [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Dancers in Training in 1589
by Maureen Buja | June 5th, 2018

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In 1589, the French cleric Jehan Tabourot published a manual in the form of a dialogue between himself (in the guise of Thoinot Arbeau, an anagram of his real name) and a lawyer named Capriol. Capriol wanted to learn to [...] more >>

Events > Festivals > Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

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Official Website Date: June 30 to August 26, 2018 Country: Germany