Going West: Migrating Musicians

Music Appreciation

Residential course

Gwyn Parry-Jones

31 March 2023 to 2 April 2023

From £252 Non-residential fee

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During the nineteenth and early 20th centuries, there were great waves of migration from various parts of Europe to the ‘New World’ of America.

Among those migrants were many talented musicians, both performers and composers, who either paid lengthy visits or settled there permanently.  These include the Czech Dvořák, the Austrian Korngold, the Russians Rachmaninov and Stravinsky, the German Weill and the Hungarian Bartók.

All of them responded positively in their music to the exciting young nation, and we shall explore their works through audio and video recordings, including those they produced in their new environment.

Residential Fees From: £376.   Non Residential: £252

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

Gwyn Parry-Jones is a widely experienced musician, as performer, conductor and academic.  He has held posts at the universities of Oxford, Gothenburg and Reading, where he was for many years Director of Music in the Faculty of Education, and remains a visiting lecturer at Reading and Oxford.  As a performer Gwyn has played with the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestras among others, under the batons of some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Barbirolli, Giulini and Rattle.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Reading.  Gwyn is also well known as an adjudicator and mentor for Music for Youth, and is a composer of numerous published works.

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