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Haydn In Eisenstadt

10 Sep — 16 Sep 2018 | Tour Director: Robert Hanson

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Tour Director

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Robert Hanson, PhD

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0915 on Austrian Airlines, arriving Vienna 1235. Transfer to Hotel Burgenland, Eisenstadt, for seven nights. Afternoon: orientation walking tour of Eisenstadt followed by welcome drink.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by Rohrau (Haydn birthplace) and Neusiedlersee. Afternoon: Forchtenstein Castle (including priceless historic Esterházy treasury). Evening performance in Haydnsaal with The Philharmonics: Weke von zum Schwerpunkt Böhmen: Dvorák Slawischer Tanz; Smetana Moldau; K.u.K. Rhapsodie.

Day

3

Whole-day excursion to Hungary: Sopron (mediaeval, Renaissance, Baroque architecture) and Esterháza Palace at Fertöd (modelled on Versailles). Evening performance in Haydnsaal with the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philhamonic and Nicolas Altstaedt (cello): Haydn Symphony No 107 in A; Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C Hob VIIb; Vanhal Cello Concerto in C Weinmann IId:C1; Haydn Symphony No 27 in G.

Day

4

Whole-day excursion to Vienna: Haydnhaus in Gumpendorf (where Haydn spent his last years), Schubert’s birthplace and museum, and guided tours of the Hofburg Palace and Vienna State Opera House. Evening: performance of Wagner's Lohengrin at Vienna State Opera.

Day

5

Morning seminar followed by concert in the Empiresaal with the Gustav Mahler Piano Quartet: Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor; Haydn String Trio in B flat; Haydn Divertimento Hob XIV:11 and Hob XIV:9; Dvorák Piano Quartet op 87. Afternoon: Bergkirche (Haydn Mausoleum and Klavarienberg). Evening performance in Haydnsaal Esterházy with the Austro-Hungarian Philharmonic, Ferhan & Ferzan Önder (piano) and Adam Fischer (conductor): Haydn Symphony No 20 in C; Kozeluch Concerto for piano, four hands with orchestra in B flat P IV:8; Haydn Symphony No 96 in D Miracle.

Day

6

Morning seminar followed by concert in Empiresaal with Cornelia Herrmann (piano), Christian Altenburger (violin) and Patrick Demenga (cello): Dvorák four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano op 75; Haydn Piano Trio in A, Hob XV:18; Dvorák Piano Trio in E minor op 90 Dumky. Free afternoon. Evening performance in Haydnsaal with Die Kölner Akademie with Ronald Brautigam (pianoforte) and Michael Alexander Willens (conductor): Haydn Overture from L’isola disabitata; Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C, op 15; Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat.

Day

7

Morning: High Mass in the cathedral followed by Haydnhaus Museum (where Haydn lived 1766-78). Afternoon Celebratory Final Concert in Haydnsaal with the Austro-Hungarian Philharmonic, Elisabeth Pratscher (soprano) and Adam Fischer (conductor): Haydn Symphony No 60 in C Il distratto; Mahler Symphony No 4 in G.

Day

8

Free morning. Depart Vienna 1715, arriving Heathrow 1840.

Tour Dates

10 Sep — 16 Sep 2018

Days

7

Cost

Tour Code

HAYD-18

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"Great music in a lovely location."

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £115.

 
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