The Salzburg Festival is an international festival of music and drama, held each European Summer in the Austrian town of Salzburg – birthplace of Mozart and location for the classic movie The Sound of Music.  It runs for five weeks commencing in late July.

Isolde Films, 2008

Isolde Films, 2008

Tony Palmer’s film about The Salzburg Festival explores the history of a festival which has hosted every great star of the opera and concert hall from Toscanini to Anne-Sophie Mutter. This documentary also features historical footage of performances from the 1920s to the present day, and interviews with stars such as Placido Domingo and James Levine, telling their stories about the festival. 

It will be the next screening in our regular Music and Dance on Film series, to be shown this Wednesday August 4th at 12.00 noon.  It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room, enter from the Audio-Visual Centre (via Arts Reading Room and Trescowthick Information Centre).  

The Salzburg Festival is a ‘must see’ film, that many music fans will enjoy.  The running time is three hours and fifteen minutes.  Bookings are not required, but early arrival is advised.


                                                                                                                                   DVDs-Videos presented in the series are from the State Library’s permanent collection.  They are also available for request and use within the Library.


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