Aldous Huxley, in Music At Night And Other Essays, states, ‘After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music‘. Hence to draw a rather simple conclusion from this, it is easy to say that music is to the soul what words are to the mouth. Every music enthusiast has a favorite genre and a favorite artist. Just like the artists are the Gods, the cities and countries of their birth and work are considered by many as their personal Meccas. Dedicate to every music fan, this blog post will enumerate the five places in the world that music enthusiasts must visit.
For Classical Music, Go To Vienna And Salzburg In Austria
Austria is the place of origin of classical music. The Austrian capital of Vienna has as its official moniker: ‘The Capital of Classical Music’, given that the city is the birthplace of some of the greatest musicians ever, like Beethoven and Mozart, and more veteran musicians like Franz Schubert and Joseph Hayden. The city records extremely high footfall to the nocturnal music concerts that are arranged on a regular basis. Concerts are arranged by Vienna Boys Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. Apart from this, ardent fans of Mozart, and tourists should not leave the country without having visited Salzburg, the place of Mozart’s birth. Both Hagenauer House, the place where he was born, and the museum are opened for the public to visit.
For Latino Music, Visit Havana In Cuba
Cuba is the perfect place for all the lovers of tango. Salsa, rumba, bachata, conga, can be enjoyed here to the fullest extent. In the Cuban capital of Havana, annual International jazz festival is organized, one which is attended by the greatest legends of jazz music. Moreover, there is a jazz teaching academy where musicians are trained before they move out to the Vadado district to play jazz and rumba. A post midnight visit to Miramar district’s Casa de la Música is a sheer treat, as visitors can enjoy some of the finest salsa performances.
For Trance, Visit Amsterdam In Netherlands
Trance is a rather recent development, as recent as the 1990s. Although Germany has been credited as its birthplace, the Netherlands gave this genre the much needed exposure, with Dutch DJs like Tiesto and Armin van Buuren giving this genre a local and eventually global reach. Amsterdam is a place that every fan of EDM, or electronic dance fan must visit. The best time to visit this city is the month of October, when the annual dance event is organized. It is the largest and the most popular trance festival in the world. Sensation is another festival that is organized in the month of July. If these occasions are not enough, then visitors can always go to the various clubs that play trance.
For Hip-Hop, Visit New York In USA
New York’s Big Apple is the haunt for ardent fans of Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z. This genre is the native music of African-American migrants, and is globally recognized. Not only is hip-hop extremely famous in the various nightclubs that dot the city, but there are several academies that provide training to enthusiastic aspirants who wish to master this genre. Other than this, tourists can explore the city on their own, and visit the Apollo Theater where hip-hop concerts are held, and Graffiti Hall of Fame that legitimizes graffiti as an artform.