Articles featuring Arts in Residence

  • The Classical Symphony

    Listed on June 30, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The Viennese Classical Style lies at the very heart of the symphonic literature, and is dominated by the work of four great composers: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. We will explore aspects of this rich repertoire, including how the style developed from its beginnings through to its maturity. Sheafhayne Manor is a Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house, commanding wonderful...

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  • Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen in Budapest

    Listed on June 14, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen in Budapest at the Bartók Béla National Concert Hall with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer

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  • The shock of the new: Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring

    Listed on May 12, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    A weekend to explore all these aspects of this extraordinary masterpiece. The weekend will conclude with a live performance of Stravinsky’s piano duet version, by Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips, Britain’s leading piano duo, for which tickets are included.

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  • Faust and the Devil

    Listed on May 2, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The legend of Dr Faustus has fascinated writers and musicians since the sixteenth century. Faustus, intelligent, restless, self-deluding, has inspired the most intense and tender of compositions, and shocking scenes in drama and fiction. We will explore Renaissance, Romantic and twentieth-century approaches to this disturbing and resonant tale. Bartley Lodge is a splendid Grade II listed...

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  • The Music of William Walton

    Listed on April 11, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Explore the life and music of one of the greatest among English composers, Sir William Walton with Terry Barfoot and Andrew Burn.

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  • Russia in Revolution

    Listed on March 3, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The historical, musical and artistic developments surrounding the Russian Revolution, with illustrations including CD and DVD with large screen.

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  • Nationalism in Music

    Listed on February 3, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    A weekend to explore this rich repertoire, featuring many characteristic national idioms and of course a wide variety of wonderful music - at The Georgian House Hotel, Haslemere

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  • SIBELIUS: Master of the Orchestra

    Listed on January 10, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    A weekend with Terry Barfoot to explore the music of Jean Sibelius, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, including a concert by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Feddeck

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  • JANÁČEK

    Listed on January 7, 2017 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    A one-day course in Chichester with Terry Barfoot and Gwyn Parry-Jones on Saturday 7 January 2017 exploring aspects of Janáček’s remarkable life

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  • THE SYMPHONY IN THE 20TH CENTURY

    Listed on November 18, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    This weekend, the second of two such events, will explore aspects of the rich legacy of symphonies from the 18th century until around 1900. Various great symphonies will be featured, and our music examples using CD and DVD will be played on excellent hi-fi equipment. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Wroxton House Hotel is set in the beautiful thatched village...

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  • GUSTAV MAHLER: Two Great Symphonies

    Listed on November 2, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    In his symphonies Mahler was concerned to explore the essential issues at the heart of man’s existence: the conflict of the life-force and the death-force. In this ambitious pursuit his Third and Sixth symphonies employ vivid imagery with magnificent orchestral assurance. To complement the symphonies we will also consider aspects of Mahler’s extraordinary life and career. The music examples...

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  • MENDELSSOHN

    Listed on October 21, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    With his unique blend of classical poise and romantic feeling, Mendelssohn was one of the great composers of the 19th century. His music has a special appeal and personality, and we shall explore some of his best loved works, as well as some wonderful music that is less well known. The music will be played on excellent hi-fi equipment,...

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  • Exploring English Music

    Listed on October 11, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    We will explore the varied repertoire of English music, featuring compositions by celebrated figures such as Vaughan Williams, Elgar, Bliss, Finzi, and Bax. There will be full programme notes and music examples on excellent hi-fi equipment, as well as a live recital by one of Britain’s leading pianists. The Dumbleton Hall Hotel is a splendid and traditional 19th century...

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  • Othello & Otello

    Listed on July 5, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    An opportunity to explore in detail Othello (Otello), one of the most famous of all dramas. We will discuss both Shakespeare’s play and Verdi’s opera, with illustrations on DVD with large screen. Bartley Lodge is a splendid Grade II listed country house hotel set in the heart of the New Forest, in eight acres of grounds. The facilities are...

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  • Composers in Exile

    Listed on June 10, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The weekend will explore a wide variety of music, all of it written by composers who for various reasons were living far from their homelands. Among the composers to be featured are Handel, Stravinsky, Korngold, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Bartók. Sheafhayne Manor is a Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house, commanding wonderful views across the East Devon...

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  • THE FOUR SEASONS in Music and Painting

    Listed on June 3, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our weekend will explore the inspiration painters and composers have drawn from the seasons of the year. The featured artists will include Botticelli, Breughel the Elder, Monet, Turner and Friedrich, while there will be music by Vivaldi, Haydn, Delius, Tchaikovsky and others. Abingworth Hall occupies a country estate that dates back some seven centuries and stands beside its own lake...

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  • The Four Seasons in Music and Painting

    Listed on June 3, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our weekend will explore the inspiration painters and composers have drawn from the seasons of the year. The featured artists will include Botticelli, Breughel the Elder, Monet, Turner and Friedrich, while there will be music by Vivaldi, Haydn, Delius, Tchaikovsky and others. Abingworth Hall occupies a country estate that dates back some...

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  • Beethoven and the Archduke Rudolph

    Listed on May 6, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Beethoven’s wide-ranging list of compositions offers endless opportunities for discovery. Our weekend will feature a variety of music written for or dedicated to his favourite patron, the Archduke Rudolph, including concertos, chamber music, piano sonatas and the great Missa Solemnis.

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  • Operas in Dresden

    Listed on April 30, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Arts in Residence in Dresden 30th April – 4th May 2016 Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Puccini: Tosca Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro The trip includes: • Return flights from Heathrow and airport transfers in Germany • centrally located hotel • 4 Star **** Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe on B&B basis • Guided city tour • Gala group dinner on the first evening • Top category...

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  • JANÁČEK

    Listed on April 1, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Janáček is one of the great composers of the 20th century, but he was already aged 46 when that century began. The most distinctively Czech of the Czech nationalist composers, he owes less than Smetana and Dvořák to Western European models, and was a provincial musician for most of his life.

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  • Haydn and the Classical Symphony

    Listed on March 15, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Haydn is the composer who more than any other epitomises the aims and achievements of the Classical era. We will explore the range and nature of his compositions by reference to a number of symphonies from across the whole span of his career.

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  • Prokofiev and the Ballet

    Listed on February 5, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Sergei Prokofiev composed the music for nine ballets, across a period of nearly forty years. Our weekend will explore his remarkable career and his various collaborations with choreographers and designers.

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  • SHOSTAKOVICH: a composer for our times

    Listed on January 12, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    with Terry Barfoot, and a concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra We will explore the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, featuring some of his best loved works while exploring some less famous but equally rewarding compositions.

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  • TCHAIKOVSKY’S LAST YEARS

    Listed on January 9, 2016 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Tchaikovsky was at the height of his powers, aged just fifty-three, when he died in the autumn of 1893. His Symphony No. 6, 'Pathétique', which he described as 'the best thing I have ever done', had been triumphantly received just a few days before his death, in what can only be described as 'suspicious circumstances'.

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  • MOZART: THE MAN AND THE MUSIC

    Listed on March 13, 2015 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The music of Mozart remains at the very heart of western musical consciousness. We will consider the range and nature of his achievement, while placing him in the context of his time. The musical examples using CD and DVD will be played on excellent hi-fi equipment, and the weekend will conclude with a performance of one of his greatest works by one of Britain’s leading string quartets.

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  • TCHAIKOVSKY IN THE 1870s : The Years of Crisis

    Listed on February 27, 2015 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The 1870s were years of remarkable creative fertility for Tchaikovsky, with masterpieces such as the opera Eugene Onegin, the ballet Swan Lake and the Fourth Symphony. B

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  • Pastoral Visions

    Listed on February 6, 2015 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our weekend will explore the inspiration painters and composers have drawn from Man’s relationship with Nature

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  • Course Talk: Terry Barfoot introduces Arts in Residence

    Course Talk: Terry Barfoot introduces Arts in Residence

    Listed on January 19, 2015 by LeisureCourses.net in Spotlight

    Weekend house parties for music lovers - Terry Barfoot gives us an insight into the events organised by "Arts in Residence in country houses and hotels across England , Wales and elsewhere in Europe

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  • DVOŘÁK AND BRAHMS: A Musical Friendship

    Listed on January 13, 2015 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    A weekend with Terry Barfoot, and a concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to explore the music of Antonin Dvořák and Johannes Brahms, whose enduring friendship lasted more than twenty years

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  • BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONIC VISION

    Listed on November 21, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The development of Beethoven as a creative artist can be clearly experienced in the remarkable series of nine symphonies.

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