By invitation from the Festival Director, the International Festival brings top class performers of music especially classical music , theatre, opera and dance from around the world to perform.
The festival also hosts a series of visual art exhibitions, talks and workshops. The idea of a Festival with a remit to "provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit" and enrich the cultural life of Scotland, Britain and Europe took form in the wake of the Second World War. Bing had looked at several English cities before shifting his focus to Scotland and settling on Edinburgh, a city he had visited and admired in Harvey Wood described the meeting at which the idea was hatched:.
The Edinburgh International Music of Festival and Drama was first discussed over a lunch table in a restaurant in Hanover Square , London , towards the end of Rudolf Bing, convinced that musical and operatic festivals on anything like the pre-war scale were unlikely to be held in any of the shattered and impoverished centres for many years to come, was anxious to consider and investigate the possibility of staging such a Festival somewhere in the United Kingdom in the summer of He was convinced and he convinced my colleagues and myself that such an enterprise, successfully conducted, might at this moment of European time, be of more than temporary significance and might establish in Britain a centre of world resort for lovers of music, drama, opera, ballet and the graphic arts.
Certain preconditions were obviously required of such a centre. It should be a town of reasonable size, capable of absorbing and entertaining anything between 50, and , visitors over a period of three weeks to a month.
It should, like Salzburg, have considerable scenic and picturesque appeal and it should be set in a country likely to be attractive to tourists and foreign visitors. It should have sufficient number of theatres, concert halls and open spaces for the adequate staging of a programme of an ambitious and varied character.
Above all it should be a city likely to embrace the opportunity and willing to make the festival a major preoccupation not only in the City Chambers but in the heart and home of every citizen, however modest. Greatly daring but not without confidence I recommended Edinburgh as the centre and promised to make preliminary investigations. Wood approached Falconer, who enthusiastically welcomed the initiative on behalf of the city. As it was too late to finalise arrangements for , plans were made for the following year.
The first International Festival and the first "Festival Fringe" , although not known as such in the first year took place between 22 August and 11 September The Festival has since taken place every August. The first Festival concentrated mainly on classical music, a highlight being concerts given by the Vienna Philharmonic , reunited with their erstwhile conductor Bruno Walter who had left Europe after the Nazi occupation of his homeland.
This annual event has come to be regarded as an integral part of the official festival, though it continues to be organised separately. En savoir plus Fermer. Presse Thématiques Vous êtes? Nous suivre sur Flux. Actualités Presse, infographies, évènements Nous connaître Missions, organisation, emploi, formation Consulter la rubrique nous connaître. Découvrir le ministère Missions Budget Histoire du ministère Organisation Françoise Nyssen, ministre de la Culture Le cabinet de la ministre Services rattachés à la ministre Directions d'administration centrale Établissements et services déconcentrés.
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