Wednesday, August 10, 2011

East Neuk Festival and Bach

There can't be many readers of this blog who know what or where the East Neuk Festival is. Well, that's easily answered: the eastern part of the kingdom of Fife, Scotland. And for 7 days from today you can listen to the Serbian pianist Aleksander Madzar playing the Bach Partitas at the festival in Crail Church. This is a local festival where concerts are held in churches and church halls. At the beginning of this week's concert, you can hear birds singing in the churchyard. A Guardian review of the festival speaks of

the most revelatory, Aleksandar Madžar's tender, vulnerable and deeply lyrical Bach Partitas.

And if you want more about location, including information on St Fillan, a local Celtic saint, here's a video:

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