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 Mad┼żar'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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