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Donaueschinger Musiktage: Make up your own Mind!

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The Donaueschinger Musiktage have a long and controversial history with enough annecdotes and scandals to fill an entire library worth of books. The Donaueschinger Musiktage were the place where Pierre Schaeffer was supposedly wilfully ridiculed for his epic “Orphee 53”, where the Avantgarde celebrated its heydays and had retreated into their annual self-flagellation for most of the 90s thanks to its inability to renew itself.

The organisors’ will to continue the festival, whose first edition dates back to 1921, has however taken it safely through the days of heavy criticism and into a bright future: Private sponsors are backing it up and the Donaueschinger Musiktage are now a widely respected event among young and old music fans. When the left-wing German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau reported on the Donaueschinger Musiktage last year, they remarked with honest suprise that concerts were suddenly selling out and that a whole generation was finding inspiration in the festival. This popularity has many resons, one of them certainly being its internationality: In 2007, the Donaueschinger Musiktage will welcome artists from 15 nations.

In addition to finding generous sponsors, the Donaueschinger Musiktage have also teamed up with broadcaster SWR to ensure radio coverage of the event. The SWR’s page even allows for webstreaming, so no matter where you’re from, you have every chance to make up your own mind.

Homepage: Donaueschinger Musiktage

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