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43rd Annual
Classical Music Festival Eisenstadt Summer Academy

August 4 – 16, 2018
For over thirty years, instrumental and vocal performers have been making a musical pilgrimage to Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria, to attend the Classical Music Festival and perform some of the greatest music ever written. Make this year the summer for your unforgettable experience as a participant in one of Austria's longest-running and most successful summer music programs.


One of the most exciting features of the Festival is rehearsing and performing in the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt. Surrounded by the same acoustical settings which delighted Haydn, Beethoven, and others, music in the Haydnsaal comes alive for today’s musician. The Festival Orchestra and Chorus also present concerts in St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna, the Bergkirche in Eisenstadt, and other venues in Austria.

Haydn Festival Eisenstadt
August 23 - September 2, 2018

Joseph Haydn's name is inseparably connected with Eisenstadt. For more than forty years from 1761 onwards, Haydn was director of music at the Court of Prince Esterházy. Here he wrote the larger part of his musical works. Many of the historical venues – such as the Haydn Hall in the Esterházy Palace which is famous for its magnificent acoustics – still exist today, constituting a stylish setting for the musical life of Eisenstadt, the city of Haydn. The Haydn Festival upholds the Haydn tradition and is the center of the international cultivation of Haydn and his works. The perceptible authenticity and the high quality of the festival contribute to its unique appeal.


Haydn Society of North America
This society encourages and promotes the performance and research of Joseph Haydn and his works.



“This second edition . . . will attract a new generation of conductors to what remains a singular text in our field . . .” — Choral Journal

Face to Face with Orchestra and Chorus is a crucial guide for choral conductors who are presented with the daunting task of conducting a full-size orchestra. This book provides a survival kit for both novice and experienced choral conductors, with an overview of the orchestral instruments and their particular needs, tips for rehearsing an orchestra effectively, and guidelines for proper baton technique. Conductors are walked through six case studies from the Baroque and Classical periods, including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat in D Major, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Beethoven’s “Choral” Fantasia.


Face To Face With Orchestra and Chorus: 

A Handbook For Choral Conductors

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Available in Hardback and Paperback
Second, Enlarged Edition


​Don V Moses, Robert W. Demaree, Jr., and Allen F. Ohmes
Essential advice for any choral conductor who is “face-to-

face” with an orchestra.
 

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The Complete Conductor

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Hardback

Robert W. Demaree, Jr., and Don V Moses
Direct, practical, and comprehensive, this text addresses the conducting needs of beginners through working professionals. Using a modular structure that allows a focus on either choral or instrumental content—or both—it covers conducting theory, style periods, technical problems, and conducting patterns, using examples ranging from short works to multi-movement masterpiece.



In March 2003, the music faculty at Scripps College, in cooperation with the Haydn Festspiele, Eisenstadt, Austria, launched the Haydn Society of California. The Haydn Society of California joined the thirteen existing Haydn Societies located throughout the world. By the Society's second biennial conference, it became apparent that a continental organization would 

Henle Publishing Company (English)
The website of this publishing house presents Urtext editions of classical music as well as musicological literature and catalogues. At the heart of the website is a complete and up-to-date electronic catalogue. It provides a great deal of useful information on their Urtext program, which they are continually expanding.

Carus-Verlag
Carus is one of the major music publishers in Germany. They specialize in the publication of choral music from all historical periods.