Workshops/Festivals 2008

Workshops/Festivals 2008: (DE) 22nd Summer Academy for Early Music, Stiftung Kloster Michaelstein

Contributed by Admin on Jul 08, 2008

July 14 – 19, 2008 
"In preparation for Haydn Year 2009, this year's Summer Academy focuses o­n small and large scale instrumental works by the genius and his contemporaries. From the single Sonata for Piano and Violin, the solo concertos to o­ne of the late symphonies, the unbelievably colourful creations of themaster offer a wealth of material. A programme for the official closing concert with chamber and orchestral music will be prepared during the course week. There will also be dance training and training in body posture; this will provide an enriching element to the course by improving understanding of Haydn's music as well as the ability to cope with instrumental challenges. ...
The Summer Academy is a forum for Early Music and historical instruments. It provides musicians already experienced with historical instruments, conservatory students, professional musicians, advanced lay musicians, and pre-formed ensembles the opportunity to meet each other and share ideas and experiences. Equally welcome are musicians who have so far o­nly played modern instruments and now want to tap into the stylistic insights of the historical performance practice movement in order to enhance their everyday musical lives. This course provides the ideal environment for doing this in a focused and meaningful way. "

Visit the Stiftung Kloster Michaelstein website for more information. (ed.)