Mozart Festival in Würzburg Germany

By Swathi Ramaswamy on Jan 08, 2019
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Music is indeed a universal language. The Mozart festival is a true representation of this spirit as it is a thoroughly musical festival which attracts music lovers and tourists from all over the world for a month of musical excellence in Wurzberg, Germany. It is essentially a classical music festival that is held in the Wurzberg Place every year. Consisting of about 60 musical events over a time period of a month, the Mozart Music festival of Wurzberg palace is one of the largest and most celebrated musical festivals of the world. It hosts world-renowned artists who showcase their musical genius in front of 25000-30000 people from all over the world.

The Mozart festival consists of over 60 events that take place in the courtyard or the halls of the Wurzberg palace. It usually occurs between May and July. In 2018, it is scheduled to take place from 25th May to 24th June. However, the origin of the Mozart festival dates far back to 1921. The instigator of the idea was the conductor of a musical event in the court of the emperor, Hermann Zilcher. Astounded by the decorations of the palace, he had said, “I only need to trace a certain piece of ornamentation with my baton in the air, and that was enough for a union between sound, architecture and colour”. Inspired by this, the Mozart Musical festival was organised a year later. The festival has seen some tough times through the Nazi period. It was even put on a standstill when part of the Wurzberg Palace were destroyed by the Nazis in 1945. The Festival was brought back to life in 1951 again by Bayerischer Rundfunk.

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The Mozart Festival is a true celebration of classical music. It brings together artists who have mesmerised the world with their musical genii time and time again. Some of these artists are:

  • Alfred Brendel
  • Christopher Hogwood
  • Gidon Kremer
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Yehudi Menuhin
  • Waltraud Meier
  • Trevor Pinnock
  • Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ilga Schepps
  • Philippe Herreweghe
  • Sir Neville Marriner

These artists have filled the halls of the Wurzerberg hall with unforgettable symphonies over the past 97 years. Not only have they mesmerized the world with their music but their music has also brought together people from different countries, different cultures and different religions together in this great musical gathering. The Mozart music festival is not only about concerts by great artists. It also hosts fun musical events over the span of one month. Some of them are:

Some of the evenings are spent in the court garden also known as the Hofgarten or the Rococo Garden in Veitshichheim Palace amidst beautiful symphonies.

Yet on other days, there are events such as musical or literary evenings. In these events, the evening is spent in intellectual and informative discussions about music or literature.

There are also music events for children where music wraps itself around the impatient hearts of little children and makes them sit engrossed in the symphonies. Apart from this, the little ones can also go on musical picnics or watch musical films.

In 2018, the theme for the Mozart music Festival is “Mozart’s Europe”. It looks forward to bring about unity in diversity through music. It will be a sonorous journey through Mozart’s Europe tour performed by highly talented individuals.

Apart from the music, the Wurzerberg Palace is also a feat worth witnessing. It is a UNESCO world heritage site that is an excellent example of the baroque architecture.

Thus, the Mozart Festival is a much-awaited festival for music lovers all over the world. It brings the fine art of creating symphonies to the masses through a month long celebration. You can spend you evenings peacefully during this month basking in the glory of music. However, you must book your tickets beforehand for the festival because it creates quite a rush. Due to increased demands of the flight tickets, the prices may become inflated.

Hence book your tickets to the Franconian Wine Capital today to enjoy the Mozart Music festival 2018 in all its glory.

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