"Haydn in Eszterháza" Festival

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Country and Region HungaryGyôr-Moson-Sopron
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Fertöd, Györ-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
Festival Contact Information

“Haydn at Eszterháza” festival
Haydn-Eszterháza Program Agency
H-1072 Budapest
Rákóczi út 20
Phone: (36) 1-266-2837
Fax: (36) 1-266-5972
Email: info@haydn-eszterhaza.hu

Festival Description

The festival is entirely devoted to Joseph Haydn and takes place in the famous Fertöd-Eszterházy Palace, located in the west of Hungary and near the Austrian border. The idea of the festival belongs to the members of the Hungarian Haydn Society. The first edition of this festival took place in 1988. Its aim was, and still is, to conjure up the musical world of Haydn’s time among the original walls, using period instruments and contemporary performance practice. One of the festival priorities is to show the compositions of the Eszterháza period—symphonies, string quartets and keyboard sonatas, and to offer a picture of Haydn, the revolutionary experimenter. Another priority is to popularize the unknown Haydn, a composer of works for baryton, rarely performed sacred music, divertimentos for wind ensemble, etc. The programmes also include a limited number of works by other composers compositions which are in some way directly connected with Eszterháza, Haydn or the Esterházy family. Member of EFA since 2002.

Festival Dates August 13 - 15, 2010
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Practical Info:

  • Esterházy Palace, Ferto˝d-Eszterháza, Hungary
  • Unless stated otherwise, all concerts will take place in the ceremonial hall of the Esterházy Palace, once used by Haydn.


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