»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 09/08/2022:
Audience get-together after the concerts of the 35th “Raritites of Piano Music”
Every evening after the concerts there is the possibility to come together at Künstlercafé Husum (Neustadt 18) to discuss the day. The pianists will be present.
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.
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.