Star chamber

By Lindis Taylor In Classical

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14th February, 2013
Nelson’s biennial international chamber music festival has become by far the largest classical music festival in the country, increasing the trend well established in Europe and North America to build music festivals into summer holiday plans. Although the festival’s duration has been reduced from the previous 17 days to 10, with three or four concerts on some days (which has suited some, but not others), in all other respects it is bigger. It has been enlarged in terms of the number of concerts (about 22 standard ones) and probably the total number of pieces of music ...

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