The 29th Festival Rarities of piano music

will be held on 21st-29th of August 2015.

More information on the programme you will find here

In the north of Germany, near the Danish border in the North Frisian district capital of Husum, is a piano festival held every year since 1987. It is dedicated solely to the most seldom-played works of the piano repertoire. The “Rarities of Piano Music” Festival has quickly made its way from insider’s tip to a renowned festival among the connaisseurs and exercises a nearly magical draw on those who attend.


New: The festival book!

“Beyond the mainstream”

The book “Beyond the mainstream” spotlights the piano festival from various perspectives, with festival creator and artistic director Peter Froundjian as well as music journalists, longtime festival attendees, pianist Marc-André Hamelin and Copenhagen CD producer Jesper Buhl narrating their most spectacular and personal concert and festival experiences. Rounding off the book is a transcription of the highly original and descriptive 1987 lecture given at the very first festival by Berlin music critic Walther Kaempfer (1899-1991) of his experiences listening to numerous legendary pianists in concert, the majority of them heralding from the studios of Liszt and Leschetizky.

A large number of the works performed at the “Rarities of Piano Music” Festival are available on the annual live CD recording of the festival. An overview of the recorded works can be found in the supplement.

Editors: Johanna Jürgensen and Peter Froundjian, Nordfriesland Foundation

232 pages, STACCATO-Verlag, Düsseldorf, ISBN 978-3-932976-46-9, 22,80 €



Concerts on radio

Deutschlandradio Kultur will be recording recitals on Monday 24th (Jonathan Powell) and Tuesday 25th of August (Alex Hassan).

Broadcasting: Recital Jonathan Powell: 27th of August, 8.03- 10 pm, Recital Alex Hassan: 1st of September, 8.03 – 10.30 pm.
More information www.deutschlandradiokultur.de.

Programme and Pianist change on Friday 28th of August 15

Caused by illness Xiayin Wang must cancel her recital. Instead worldwide known pianist Cyprien Katsaris will give a concert on Friday, 28th of August, 19.30 pm.

Programme will be announced by pianist on concert evening. Concert tickets keep their validity.


Moritz Moszkowski and Josef Hofmann

The matinee and exhibition will focus on Moritz Moszkowski and his temporary pupil Josef Hofmann, who later became famous especially in America. Documents and photos from his private estate will be shown.


Chamber music 2015

This year´s programme will be extended by including chamber music for piano: Two recitals with Hyperion Trio and members of Vogler Quartet are possible through the sponsorship of Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.