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Cellist Jan Vogler speaks about the magic of music festivals. As artistic and general director of the Dresden Music Festival, he shares how early memories of the Marlboro Music Festival are linked to special moments in his life, how he hopes to create an environment where ideas, culture and friendships are cultivated, as well as why concert programmers should look to the youth of today when exploring diversification of musical genres.
The 45th Dresden Music Festival Magic takes place from 11 May until 10 June. More information can be found here.
Jan’s new album Pop Songs will be released 6 May on Sony Classical.
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Read: Jan Vogler: Life Lessons
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Air ‘When I am Laid in Earth (Dido’s Lament)’
From Dido and Aeneas
‘Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen’
From The Magic Flute K.620
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jan Vogler, cello, / BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Meir Wellber
Photo credit: Marco Grob