From delectable strudels to fine Hungarian dining in opulent surroundings to improbable fusions of Italian and Jewish cooking, Budapest will tempt every palate. The city's famous "Ruin bars", spas and clubs are just some of a thousand places to relax or have fun.
The cultural stepping stone between Europe and the Middle East, Istanbul, with its stunning Byzantine architecture, continues to entrance visitors. Founded in 1973, the Istanbul Music Festival originally began as a classical music festival, but has expanded its horizons.
We know that love isn't really a bed of roses, so if you've been jilted, dumped. left all alone this Valentine's Day, fear not. Here's our alternative guide – a cynic's guide, if you will – to what love can really be like!
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing some of our most romantic pieces of classical music with you to create that special playlist. Break open a bottle of bubbly, unwrap that box of chocolates and curl up together on the sofa to enjoy our Valentines favourites.
On 26th December, 1926, Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphonic Society gave the première of Tapiola, a tone poem depicting the forest spirit of the Kalevala. No-one knew thatTapiola would turn out to be the composer’s last major work...
We spend countless hours agonising about time: how to spend time, how to save time, how time catches up – and overtakes – us. Time is a thread which runs through the 2015 Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and it fascinates Vladimir Mendelssohn, Artistic Director since August 2005.
“When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you’re telling a story.”Joshua Bell, one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, highlights the extreme beauty of this most versatile instrument.
Jaime Robles looks at the use of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake score in Darren Aronofsky's 2010 film Black Swan, and builds bridge between the multifaceted script and the music's unarguable power in the ballet.
In the wake of the publicity surrounding our annual statistics round-up, we've been inundated with requests for more information here at Bachtrack Headquarters! So who was the busiest violinist? The most active opera chorus?