Richard The Second : The Music of Richard Strauss

Music Appreciation

Residential course

Gwyn Parry-Jones

22 September 2023 to 24 September 2023

From £252 Non-residential fee

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Description

For much of his lifetime, Richard Strauss (1864-1949) was best known as a star conductor.

As his music became known, he was initially dubbed ‘Richard the Second’ because of his perceived adoption of a Wagnerian aesthetic.  But with his succession of magnificent operas, songs and orchestral music, he soon established his own identity as one of the leading composers of his day.

He had an exceptionally long creative life, and, using excellent audio and video recordings, we shall hear music from the beginnings of his career in the 1880s through to the post-war years of the late 1940s.

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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