Theme for 2017 and past themes

Theme for the 38th Kusatsu Summer International Music Academy and Festival:

Miracle Mozart – leaping through time

 With the transition of the musical environment in mid-18th century, W.A. Mozart kept his baroque style of music while everyone else was tilting towards the coming Romantic era.
Not only royalties, but common people started to listen music in later 18th century. The Magic Flute was written in Singspiel for the free theater (Théâtre Libre) and made a big hit in Vienna.
This year, we will feature the period from 1781 to 1791 which is when Mozart spent time in Vienna, along with some pieces from Haydn brothers and J.L.Dussek to find some of the miracles that Mozart left in this time.


Past Themes

  • The 1st in 1980: The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
  • The 2nd in 1981: The Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • The 3rd in 1982: The Music of J.Brahms & J.S.Bach
  • The 4th in 1983: The Music of F.Schubert
  • The 5th in 1984: The Music of F.J.Haydn
  • The 6th in 1985: The Music of J.S.Bach and Sons
  • The 7th in 1986: The Music of Robert Schumann
  • The 8th in 1987: The Music of Mozart & Mannheim School
  • The 9th in 1988: French Music (Berlioz, Debussy & Ravel)
  • The 10th in 1989: The Music of Ludwig van Beethoven
  • The 11th in 1990: The Music around the 1790
  • The 12th in 1991: The Early Romantic Music around 1830
  • The 13th in 1992: The 1750-from Baroque to Classical Music
  • The 14th in 1993: Music of “The Fin de Siecle”
  • The 15th in 1994: Music of “Schubert and His Time”
  • The 16th in 1995: The Way to Mozart
  • The 17th in 1996: The Era of Wagner and Brahms
  • The 18th in 1997: J.S.Bach and the 20th Century
  • The 19th in 1998: The Era of Beethoven
  • The 20th in 1999: Music from Classic to Today
  • The 21st in 2000: J.S.Bach and Romantic Music
  • The 22nd in 2001: Mozart on Tour
  • The 23rd in 2002: Musical Cities, Paris & Vienna
  • The 24th in 2003: The Stream of Romanticism
  • The 25th in 2004: From Bach to Beethoven
  • The 26th in 2005: Cities and Music in Germany
  • The 27th in 2006: Mozart and the 18th Century
  • The 28th in 2007: from Beethoven to Brahms
  • The 29th in 2008: Music of 18th Century ~from Baroque to Classic
  • The 30th in 2009: 1809 Bicentenary of Haydn & Mendelssohn
  • The 31st in 2010: Schumann, Chopin and Biedermeier Era
  • The 32nd in 2011: Flung spear into the future ~Franz Liszt and Romanticism~
  • The 33rd in 2012: Mozart meets Debussy in Kusatsu
  • The 34th in 2013: Bicentenary of Richard Wagner ~The path I came from~
  • The 35th in 2014: The 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss~ Music from the cities of Munich, Vienna and Dresden~
  • The 36th in 2015:1815 Biedermeier in Vienna,1915 The Music of the 20th century post debussy
  • The 37th in 2016:From Italy, to Italy