Ten by Ten….More! with Gwyn Parry Jones

Music Appreciation

Residential course

Gwyn Parry-Jones

14 August 2022 to 19 August 2022

£274 Non-residential week fee, £780 Single bedroom or shared occupancy, £890 Double bedroom single occupancy

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Summer/Autumn week.

Join us on a musical journey, taking in a selection of the key works in the history of music.  Some are rightly popular, some perhaps not quite as familiar as they should be, but all will repay the most detailed exploration.

Once again, we shall be focussing on ten musical masterpieces by ten major composers, who represent five different nations – Germany, Hungary, Italy, Bohemia (Czechoslovakia), and Britain. The composers will include J.S. Bach, Dvorak, Elgar and Verdi, and a wide range of genres will be covered – opera, oratorio, ballet and more. We shall experience the music using cd and dvd, in performances by many of the great musicians of our time.

Each day will cover two different composers.   Together we will dig deeper to discover what is so special about each one – what it is that makes listeners and performers alike want to return to them again and again. From Russia in the East to the Americas in the west, we shall experience the incredible richness and diversity of our cultural inheritance.

Course runs from Dinner on Sunday to Lunch on Friday.

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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