I have an opportunity to travel to a conference in Austria this summer. Does anyone have any experience with purchasing vocal scores in Austria or neighboring Germany? Are there bargains to be had? Any help would be appreciated!
Musikhaus Doblinger in Vienna is fantastic, and the people who work there are very helpful. I also visited the showroom of Carus Verlag outside of Stuttgart, and it was also amazing. I would highly recommend both.
Musikhaus Doblinger is right in the center on Dorotheergasse and that’s where I used to go to buy scores when we lived in Vienna. I don’t think you’ll find any bargains, but you will find works that you might not find easily in the States. And I see my friend Jay Wilcox (hi, Jay) has recommended the same place! Also, while you’re on Dorotheergasse, stop into the Palais Dorotheum for three floors of auction items and a nice cafe — it’s a fun place!