Music: Summer Music (Europe)

The grand tour has been fashionable for more than two centuries, but the trails have changed with the years. The gourmet trail has been blazed from snails (Paris) to schnitzel (Vienna) to cheese (Gruyére). Health was pursued at the healing waters of Spa, Belgium, and Baden-Baden, Germany. Art was tracked from Amsterdam to Florence to Athens. A temperance tour arranged by young Thomas Cook (from Leicester to Loughborough) in 1841 was followed by many a wine-tasting round (the Loire and the Palatinate). But until recently, music was the main attraction only at such...

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