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Nov 07, 2019

MISTERIA PASCHALIA 2020 PROGRAMME IS OUT!

In 2020 the organisers of the festival continue with the idea of presenting European musical heritage through subsequent musical circles. Since 2017 the festival has presented early music from France, British Isles and Italy, and in 2020 the main focus shifts North towards Germany and the fruits of reformation. “When thinking about the Misteria Paschalia Festival 2020, I have immediately imagined achronological tale of the meaning of the Protestant religion in the development of Germanmusic. By condensing it to fit into eight subsequent days, I would like to show the diversity, volume and fervour of this music, following the greatest composers of the German school. The festival's programme is thus an extensive fresco – beginning and ending with Bach – which in ten concerts tells the story of Martin Luther irrigating like a river the German music, from the original music of Hieronymus and Michael Praetorius to the Lobgesang Symphony by Mendelssohn”, says Raphaël Pichon, the artistic director in residence of the 2020 edition of the festival.The festival begins on Holy Monday, April 6 and will last till Holy Monday, April 13, 2020.

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