MDR Musiksommer

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MDR Musiksommer at Klosterkirche in Grimma, Saxony (July 2017). KlosterkircheGrimmaMDRMusiksommer.jpg
MDR Musiksommer at Klosterkirche in Grimma, Saxony (July 2017).

The MDR Musiksommer is a music festival involving three federal states of Germany: Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia. It started in 1992 with 15 concerts, but grew to more than 104 concerts. The festival is held in July and attracts international stars, artists, and ensembles, as well as tourists -- 16,000 to 30,000 people annually. [1] [2] Music performed varies from periods of classical music from baroque to modern, but increasingly with cross-over artists and jazz and folk elements. Some classical artists have used the event to premiere new works. [3]

Saxony State in Germany

Saxony, officially the Free State of Saxony, is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland and the Czech Republic. Its capital is Dresden, and its largest city is Leipzig.

Saxony-Anhalt State in Germany

Saxony-Anhalt is a state of Germany.

Thuringia State in Germany

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  1. "MDR Musiksommer" (in German). Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. Hosfeld, Rolf (2007). Festivals 2007/2008: Klassik, Oper, Jazz, Tanz, Theater, Film, Literatur, Kunst ; Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz (in German). Helmut Metz Verlag. p. 46. ISBN   978-3-937742-26-7.
  3. Robinson, Ray; Chłopicka, Regina (1998). Studies in Penderecki. Prestige Publications. p. 83. ISBN   978-0-911009-10-1.