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this day in the yesteryear: Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated (1914)


Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated (1914)

Nephew of Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, Ferdinand became heir apparent in 1896. While visiting Sarajevo, he and his wife were assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. Austria soon declared war on Serbia, prompting countries allied with Austria-Hungary—the Central Powers—and those allied with Serbia—the Triple Entente—to declare war on each other, precipitating WWI. The assassination was not the first attempt on his life. What had happened earlier that day? More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Bascarsija Nights


Bascarsija Nights

One of Bosnia and Herzegovina‘s biggest events, Bascarsija Nights is a month-long celebration of culture. Artistic expressions ranging from street theatre to classical symphony make up this festival held in the country’s capital, Sarajevo; one well-established tradition is the opening night performance by the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. The remaining days are marked by events offering sophisticated entertainment—theatre, book readings, ballet, art exhibits—as well as popular fare like rock concerts, movie screenings, and folklore presentations.
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[youtube.com/watch?v=zQvTfZbRCkA]

Allegro [0:05]
Andante [3:34]
Allegro Vivo[7:15]
Sonata by Joaquín Turina for solo guitar performed by Rafael Andia at Baščaršija Nights Festival in Sarajevo 1998
CD Harmonia Mundi, see http://www.rafaelandia.com