Brahms and the Piano – Arts in Residence – COURSE FULL
Brahms and the Piano with Terry Barfoot, Charles Owen and Domenic Degavino
The piano features centrally in Brahms’s list of compositions. Not only did he create one of the great bodies of music in the solo keyboard literature, he also used the piano extensively in chamber music: in duos, trios, quartets and a magnificent quintet. Then there are the numerous songs, the works for piano duet, and the largest of them all, the two great concertos. Our weekend will explore this rich legacy through recordings on CD and DVD, and live performances by two of the finest pianists of our time. The course will conclude with a performance at the public concert by Charles Owen and Domenic Degavino. The course is run in association with Arts in Residence. The fees are per person and includes wine with dinner.
Tutor: Terry Barfoot
Dinner Friday 27 – Tea Sunday 29 March
£295 shared twin/double
£320 single room
£200 non resident
Terry Barfoot is a well-known figure in the musical life of southern England, who has written widely about music and opera, and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has lectured, for example, at the British Library, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Opera Holland Park, the Royal Opera House, the Three Choirs Festival and at Oxford University, where last year he gave a series of lectures on Sibelius. His latest book, a History of Music written for Omnibus Press, was published in October 2014.
Terry is Vice President of the Arthur Bliss Society, the Havant Orchestras, Southampton Music Club and Portsmouth Baroque Choir, and an Honorary Member of the Berlioz Society. With his own company, Arts in Residence, he promotes musical events at agreeable locations throughout Britain and in Europe, and recently led visits to Prague, Leipzig, Vienna, Amsterdam, Rome and Berlin. He is a regular visitor to Dillington.