1929 Geneva

Apr 6, 1929 – Apr 10, 1929

Festival info

Start: Apr 6, 1929

End: Apr 10, 1929

Locations: Geneva

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From a contemporaneous review

“In his introduction to the programme of the seventh (Geneva) Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, Prof. Edward J. Dent recalls that the composers represented at the first (Salzburg) Festival were either practically unknown to the public or, if known, regarded as revolutionaries bent upon the destruction of musical art. Today he describes Ravel, Stravinsky, and Schönberg as admitted to the ranks of classics, and therefore beyond the scope of these Festivals except for an occasional tribute of respect and admiration. At their sides he sees a phalanx of young composers whose names are made and who will in turn make way for composers unknown to-day.”

— Edwin Evans, “Geneva Festival,”
The Musical Times, Vol. 70, No. 1035 (May 1, 1929), p. 432

Programme information