Category: Travel

SUK MUSEUM

SUK MUSEUM When visiting the Dvorak sites around Prague, it is worth pausing in the village of Krrecrovice, where his favourite pupil, the violinist and composer Josef Suk, was born …

RAVEL MUSEUM

RAVEL MUSEUM For his last 15 years, Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) made his home in the delightful little town of Montfort-l’Amaury, on the edge of the forest of Rambouillet, 45 km …

PERLEA MUSEUM

PERLEA MUSEUM Better known as a conductor, the Romanian-born composer Jonel Perlea (1900-70) is commemorated in his family home at Ograda, about 140 km east ofBucharest. His father’s family were …

VERDI MUSEUM

VERDI MUSEUM The museums and memorials that commemorate Verdi cover, literally, from his birth to his death, as befits the greatest and most beloved of Italian composers. The last of …

PIAF MUSEUM

PIAF MUSEUM Edith Piaf was the most loved of French chanteuses. Chiefly she sang songs specially composed for her, but she composed a number herself, probably around 30, among them …

PETERSON-BERGER MUSEUM

PETERSON-BERGER MUSEUM Best known during his life as the controversial music critic ‘P-B’ of the Stockholm newspaper the Dagens Nyheter, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867-1942) has become the best-loved and most oft-performed …

SAVIN MUSEUM

SAVIN MUSEUM Friderik Sirca was an officer in the Austrian imperial army; his military career ended after 38 years’ service in 1918, when he had reached the rank of major-general. …