Bratislava Music Festival

Bratislava Music Festival

Late September to early October
With its royal classical musical heritage—Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Franz Liszt (1811-1886), and Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894) all performed there—Bratislava was already primed to host an international music festival, founded in 1965 with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. The two-week festival presents choral, orchestral, and chamber music; opera; musical theater; and ballet. Through a project of the International Music Council and UNESCO, young artists have had the opportunity to perform alongside world-famous musicians at the festival since 1969, launching many professional careers.
CONTACTS:
Music Centre
Michalska 10
Bratislava, 815 36 Slovak Republic
421-2- 5920-4811; fax: 421-2-5443-0379
www.hc.sk/src/index.php?lg=en
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 67
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 87
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