Scandinavian Voices – Musical Cultures and Traditions

Music Appreciation

Residential course

Gwyn Parry-Jones

11 April 2022 to 13 April 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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The nations that comprise Scandinavia – defined for our purposes as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland – all have proud musical cultures and traditions.  There are the great figures recognised throughout the world, principally Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius; but there are many other composers of enormous talent, many of whom have written music that deserves to be better known than it is today.

We will look firstly a little more deeply into some of the greatest and most familiar works; but also, and equally importantly, to experience music you might not have encountered before, and which you will hopefully want to explore in the future.

Using high quality recordings – CD and DVD – we shall explore the riches of Scandinavian music.

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.

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.