One of the most international renowned music festivals in the world, the Prague Spring International Music Festival will be held for the 67th time in Prague from 12th May, 2012 till 3rd June, 2012. Respected classical musicians from all over the world will participate in the festival to show their audiences, the true taste of artistic music through beautiful works of operas, soloists and performers.
The Prague Spring International Music Festival started in 1946 when the whole of Czechoslovak Republic was celebrating the first anniversary of the end of Second World War. Incidentally, it was also the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Czech Philharmonic. Music was life for the people of Prague and music festivals were organized even during the difficult years of war under different names and by individual composers.
The artistic director of Czech Philharmonic and great conductor, Rafael Kubelík took initiative to organize the Prague Spring festival. The move was welcomed by lovers of music and politicians.
At the Prague Spring festival, Czech music is celebrated with much aplomb with concentration on Czech composers such as Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, and Bohuslav Martinů. Since the inception of the festival, international composers from the USA (such as conductor Leonard Bernstein), Great Britain, and France, top soloists, singers, and conductors from the Soviet Union are also participating.
Debutantes are given an equal chance to feature their talent at the Prague Spring Festival. Winners at the international competition of young talents, such as pianist Sviatoslav Richter and the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich have carved their name with pride in the world of music.
According to the established tradition, a concert of the Czech Philharmonic conducted by talented Russian Vasily Petrenko will be held on May 12 to mark the start of the festival. The festival will end on June 3 with performance by Prague Symphony Orchestra.
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