Why does the dream of Salon continue to live? Yesterday i had a pleasure of experiencing a music soiree in Steinway Hause, Munich. It was a kick off event for a whole series of “Musikalisch-Gesellschaftliche Soiree” – the revival of the salon culture.
The formal structure of the Salon yesterday was the mixture of musical compositions in different styles ranging from French Baroque up to Broadway Music. The special guest was former Professor of Munich High School of Music, Michael Leslie who is famous for his individual and very differentiated Beethoven Interpretations. 20th of March was also the 100th birthday of famous piano legend Svjatoslav Richter and the Leslie’s play of Beethoven was a tribute to Russian pianist. The witty and charming conferencier guides the audience through the program and broke the frontiers between the formal division of performing musicians and listeners. The atmosphere was friendly and open and after the musical part there was time for drinks and interesting conversations in foyer.
Why does the dream of Salon continue to live? The spirit and wit, lively conversations, possibility to meet amazing artists and talk to them, music experience, intellectual touch, interesting discussions and the atmosphere of open dialogue are still important to today’s society and the salon events like “Anna Sutyagina’s musikalisch-literarische Salons” make us hope that the traditions of salons will still continue… Country:Germany