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Music Festivals

Martin Randall Travel's music festivals feature world-class performers in the finest and most appropriate venues. These festivals are organised and operated solely by MRT and are exclusive to MRT clients. Although numbers are much larger than on small-group tours—from 150 to 300 people—the principles of care, detail and intimacy, far from being diluted, are simply applied on a grander scale.

MRT also operates small-group music tours, providing top-category tickets to public concerts, either pre-existing festivals or a seasonal opera programme. View small-group music tours.

The Rhine Valley Festival of Song

The Rhine Valley Festival of Song

  • Nine private Lieder recitals and a piano recital, all taking place in historic palaces, concert halls and country houses in the Rhine Valley.
  • The line-up includes: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Imogen Cooper (piano), Julius Drake (piano), Stephan Loges (baritone), Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano), Renata Pokupić (mezzo-soprano), Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Markus Schäfer (tenor), Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor), Birgit Steinberger (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano), Elizabeth Watts (soprano) and Roderick Williams (baritone).
  • Richard Stokes, leading expert on German song, will give daily talks on the music on-board the ship.
29 May–5 Jun 2014
8 days
Music in the Veneto

Music in the Veneto

  • Six concerts of music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and others who worked in north-east Italy from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
  • Beautiful historic buildings designed by Andrea Palladio or his followers – four villas, a church and a theatre.
  • The performers – from Italy, Britain and Germany – are among the world’s finest exponents of this repertoire. They include Adrian Chandler, Claudio Cavina, Robert Hollingworth, Andreas Scholl, La Venexiana, I Fagiolini, La Serenissima, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
23–28 Jun 2014
6 days
The Danube Music Festival

The Danube Music Festival

  • Eight concerts in palaces, theatres, churches and manor houses which are all related in some way to the music.
  • Two Beethoven premières: a promenade concert of the Eroica in the Lobkowitz Palais, Vienna and a performance in Great Hall of the Academy of Sciences, Vienna.
  • Accommodation on a first-class river cruiser, MS Amadeus Brilliant, one of the more comfortable cruisers on the waterways of Europe.
21–28 Aug 2014
8 days
A Festival of Music in Bologna

A Festival of Music in Bologna

  • Seven concerts of music with Bolognese associations in beautiful historic buildings, some of which are rarely open to the public.
  • Music by composers who lived or worked in Bologna from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
  • Bologna is one of the loveliest Italian cities, as well as one of the most important centres in the country’s musical history.
28 Sep–3 Oct 2014
6 days
The total ambience is unique. The comfort and non-hurried pace enabled a relaxed attention at the concerts.
Inspiring in every way.
A first class 48 hours with good company.

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