Beethoven 250: The Symphonies and Concertos

Music Appreciation

Residential course

Gwyn Parry-Jones

30 October 2020 to 1 November 2020

From £233 Non-resident fee

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Ludwig van Beethoven burst on the European music scene at the very outset of the 19th century. His impact on the music of composers that followed in his footsteps was immense, and he expanded the emotional and dramatic power of instrumental music to an extent undreamt of before.

We shall explore in depth this extraordinary music, and look at the nature of the person who created it, surely one of the greatest creative minds in the history of Western art.

Residential Fees From: £348.   Non Residential: £233

Tutor information

Gwyn Parry-Jones has a richly experienced background, both as a performer and a conductor, and has held academic posts at the universities of Oxford, Gothenburg and Reading. At Reading he was, until 2007, the Director of Music in the Faculty of Education, and remains a visiting lecturer at Reading and Oxford Universities. As a professional musician Gwyn worked with the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, and played under the batons of some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Sir John Barbirolli, Carlo-Maria Giulini and Sir Simon Rattle. Gwyn is also well known as an adjudicator, and has this year again been a Mentor at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Reading. Gwyn has a number of published compositions and arrangements too, mostly for wind instruments or voices.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.