»Rarities of Piano Music« at Husum Castle
Under the artistic direction of pianist Peter Froundjian, the one-week festival has been taking place in August in Husum Castle every year since 1987. The aim is to draw the public’s attention to works that, despite their high quality, have not found their way into the current piano repertoire. The “Rarities of Piano Music” consist of nine concerts, a matinee and an exhibition. Through the production of a live CD (at the Danish label “Danacord”) a selection of the works played is distributed worldwide.
As of 05/04/2022:
35th “Rarities of Piano Music”
12th to 20th August, 2022
The 35th edition of the “Rarities of Piano Music” will take place from August 12th to 20th, 2022 at Husum Castle. Information on this year’s programme can be found here on our website.
Ticket pre-sales are also starting immediately.
As of 26/01/2022:
New date for “Six Petits Concerts”
3rd to 5th June, 2022
Since the »Rarities of Piano Music« in 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea was born to have an additional smaller festival in 2021 to bridge the gap: the “Six Petits Concerts”. Unfortunately, neither in 2021 was it possible to have said festival.
The new date for the “Six Petits Concerts” is from 3rd to 5th June of 2022.
Where connoisseurs respect experts.
Le Paradis du pianophile est en Allemagne. – Un festival certainement unique au monde.
In not one of its recitals will you hear a note of the Standard repertoire. It’s not that the great masters are not revered – far from it. The people who come to Husum love the piano in all its guises.
Find out more about the festival in the book "Beyond the mainstream"
It would be superficial to consider the “Rarities of Piano Music” as “just another festival”, since from the start it understood itself as a necessary addition to the seasonal musical life in the cities. When Bryce Morrison writes in “Gramophone”: “What would we do without the annual Husum Festival?” it expresses the status of indispensability that has now been achieved.