Music: A Musical Summer Guide to Europe

June in Europe marks not only the opening of the sightseeing season, but also the annual recurrence of festival fever. This summer U.S. tourists will find more than 50 music festivals to choose from. There are the usual flying squads of big-name soloists, concert-hopping on split-week schedules, and the customary local specialties. The dominant flavor this year is contemporary, with a spate of premieres scheduled. Among the top attractions:

Prague (May 12-June 3). Now in its 15th year, it remains the only Eastern European festival as lavish as its Western counterparts....

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