The second edition of the Februari Festival took place between 13th – 17th February at The Hague’s Nieuwe Kerk. After a successful first edition in 2018, which focused on Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as Robert and Clara Schumann, this year’s festival shone a spotlight on Johannes Brahms. The 2019 festival therefore tied in with the first edition: Brahms was a friend and fervent admirer of Robert Schumann and, after his death, developed a close friendship – one could even call it a mutual love – with Clara Schumann.
These are the concerts we have reviewed. Click on link to read
16th February – WALTZES WITH DEPTH
at the Nieuwe Kerk
13th February – A SMOULDERING GYPSY FIRE at the Nieuwe Kerk