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MEYTUS MUSEUM

MEYTUS MUSEUM The city of Kirovohrad, formerly Yelizavetgrad, some 300 km south-east of Kiev, is the birthplace of two composers, one Polish and the other Ukrainian: Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937; see …

NENOV MUSEUM

NENOV MUSEUM Razgrad, in north-eastern Bulgaria, close to the border with Romania, is the birthplace of the pianist and composer Dimiter Nenov (1902-53). The house, in a quiet, tree-lined street, …

MOZART MUSEUM

MOZART MUSEUM The commemoration of Mozart, very much a family affair, provides a true reflection of his predominant image over the last two centuries as a prodigiously gifted youngster. There …

DVORAK MUSEUM

DVORAK MUSEUM Four museums and memorial sites in or close to Prague celebrate the life and music of the Czechs’ most loved composer, Antonin Dvorak. Visitors to Prague music festivals …

EGK MUSEUM

EGK MUSEUM Donauworth, a small town on the Danube in Swabia, about 50 km north of Augsburg, takes great pride in its connection with the 20th-century opera and ballet composer …

DUSSEK MUSEUM

DUSSEK MUSEUM One of the great pianist-composers of his age, Jan Ladislav Dussek (or Dusik, in its original Czech spelling) had a truly international career: as a young man he …

MOKRANJAC MUSEUM

MOKRANJAC MUSEUM More than any other composer, Stevan Mokranjac is reckoned the father-figure of Serbian music, and revered and remembered warmly. Born in 1856, he underwent a fairly conventional training …

DITTERSDORF MUSEUM

DITTERSDORF MUSEUM There are several villages called Dittersdorf in Saxony and Thuringia, but that’s not where Carl Ditters came from. He was Viennese, born and bred, more Viennese than Haydn …

DEBUSSY MUSEUM

DEBUSSY MUSEUM The schoolhouse museum at Piebalga Claude Debussy was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the well-heeled outer suburb west of Paris, on 22 August 1862. On the ground floor of the …

Mt Greylock Hiking Map

All this whilst continuing to practise and hone their first aid skills, technical ropework, water rescue and search management, and maintaining their bases, equipment and vehicles. Forty-eight mountain rescue teams …