A forgotten festival

In former times a festival was held regularly, though not annually, in Görlitz, the second city of Silesia after Breslau (now Wroclaw in Poland). The Berlin Philharmonic took part from 1910 onwards, but these “Silesian Music Festivals” were distinguished by six concerts during the three “Furtwängler years” of 1925, 1928 and 1931.

Stéphane Topakian invites you to revisit these occasions at a conference, in both sound (excerpts from each of the 23 works played) and vision (numerous illustrations, many from the period), with technical assistance from Patrick Montaigu. It will take place on 28 March — see details on our Conferences page.

9 March 2018