Autumn Course

International Mendelssohn Academy Leipzig

Course information: 9 –  11 October 2020, autumn programme
Master class for conducting:  Professor Georg Christoph Sandmann

Place: 
garden house – hall for chamber music, Mendelssohn-Haus
Goldschmidtstraße 12, 04103 Leipzig

Programme:  
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Egmont music op 84 (1809–1810)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy:
– Heimkehr aus der Fremde, song play MWV L 6 (1829)

Participants:
– 8 active conductors (by application)
– 10 passive participants (by application)
– audience welcome

Studio ensemble:
Soloists, a répétiteur, a choral ensemble, an orchestra

Content 
– procuration of practical experience and knowledge to better the quality of performances and the technique of rehearsals;
– history of origins;
– suggestion, control and improvement of baton technique, and of problems like upbeat, fermata, time, change of measure and speed;
– formulation and arrangement of scores, importance of musical setting;
technique of rehearsals – theoretical aspects, practical realisation, exchange of experiences;
– development of selected parts of a composition in 3 processing steps:
with piano,  with orchestra and with choir, soloists and orchestra;
– verbal evaluation;
– concert;
You can take part actively in front of the orchestra and all the singers or in form of a consultation.

Registrierung:
9 October 2020, 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.,
Mendelssohn-Haus, foyer garden house
Kurszeiten:
9 October 2020 – garden house
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ; opening , discussion of the details;
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.; processing step 1 – history of origins, baton technique with piano
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; processing step 1 – baton technique with piano

10 October 2020 – garden house
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; processing step 2 – work with orchestra
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.; processing step 3 – work with orchestra, soloists and choir

11 October 2020 – garden house
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; rehearsal
3:00 p.m. (non public); dress rehearsal
5:00 p.m. ; concert  (free entrance)

Application