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Boswiler Frühling” festival celebrates musical friendships

Künstlerhaus Boswil AG hosted the first "Boswiler Frühling" from April 4 to 7. The management duo Julia Fischer and Benjamin Nyffenegger are not only responsible for the organization, but will also be on stage themselves.

The program entitled "Encounters" is about friendships in more ways than one, according to the Künstlerhaus Boswil. The musicians who perform in Boswil are often friends.

Compositions are played that were written by friends or where the composer and musician were friends. In the "F.A.E. Sonata" from the fall of 1853, Robert Schumann wrote the intermezzo and finale, his pupil Albert Dietrich took on the opening allegro, while the young Johannes Brahms, who was sponsored by Schumann, took on the scherzo.

Julia Fischer and Benjamin Nyffenegger are not only involved in the festival as artistic director duo, the cellist and violinist also play in almost all the concerts themselves.

The organizers have come up with a number of ideas to appeal to new audiences. Open rehearsals on Thursday afternoon, April 4, will provide an insight into the artists' work. As the festival venue is located outside the city centers, a shuttle bus will be used for the first time, offering concert guests a direct connection to Baden, Zurich, Zug and Lucerne.

www.kuenstlerhausboswil.ch

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