»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 23/08/2022
Date of the 36th Rarities of Piano Music
After the 35th edition of the “Rarities of Piano Music” has ended successfully, we are pleased to already tell you the date for next year. From 19th to 26th April we invite you to Husum Castle and we would be delighted to welcome you once again, or for the first time!
Further information will follow at the beginning of 2023.
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.