CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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Hong Kong International Piano Competition and Joy of Music Festival
7-24 October 2019, Hong Kong, China
28 September — 17 November 2019, Lazio, Italy
Huntington Estate Music Festival
16-24 November 2019, New South Wales, Australia
Thirtieth and final festival
Performers will include Alexander Gavrylyuk, Isabelle Moretti, Maxim Rysanov, the Australian String Quartet, Andrew Goodwin, Aura Go, Ian Munro, Arcadia Winds, the Goldner String Quartet, and Trio Marvin.
Montreal Bach Festival
22 November — 7 December 2019, Montreal, Canada
29 April — 3 May 2020, Hohenems, Austria
4-7 June 2020, Hohenems, Austria
20-28 June 2020, Schwarzenberg, Austria
Buxton International Festival
3-22 July 2020, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Three Choirs Festival
25 July — 1 August 2020, Worcester, United Kingdom
22-30 August 2020, Schwarzenberg, Austria
1-6 October 2020, Hohenems, Austria
Fryderyck Chopin Piano Competition
2-23 October 2020, Warsaw, Poland
This Competition was born of the need to sustain familiarity with the music of Fryderyk Chopin and to perpetuate the piano playing tradition that was characteristic of his style. Today, when the Competition is organised on such a huge scale, attracting the greatest pianistic talent internationally, and Chopin's music is enjoying the kind of popularity and recognition afforded virtually no other composer, it is hard to believe that after the First World War, just ninety years or so ago, Chopin's works were being played increasingly rarely and were disappearing from music school curricula.