LTM-Brzoska

Great Musical Breaks

 

 

 

Budapest   The Hungarian capital is a great destination for so many reasons, not least of which is its connections with Liszt, Bartok and Kodaly.  Our tour takes in the places associated with these three greats of Hungarian music - the buildings where they lived and worked.  We also sit in on a chamber music class at the Franz Liszt Musical Academy.
   
Leipzig A short break in Leipzig gives the chance to sample so many different aspects of music that we are really spoiled for choice.  Of course there is the Thomaskirche Boys Choir and the Bach Archive just across the road from the church, but we may also visit the Mendelssohn House for a recital and museum visit.  The Musical Instruments Museum contains the world's first fortepiano from 1726 and also the oldest clavichord, dating from 1542.  Robert and Clara Schumann spent their first years of marriage together here in Leipzig and their apartment is now a museum.  And have we mentioned Telemann, Wagner, Grieg and Mahler?
   
Vienna The greatness of Vienna came when it was capital of an empire, but the atmosphere of the city suggests that this was only in the recent past.  During those years, Vienna was home at different times to Mozart, Johann Strauss, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Gluck, Salieri (to name but a few, as they say).