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. There will be visual and musical illustrations,
as well as a performance of the celebrated Archduke Trio by one of Britain’s leading
chamber ensembles, the Gould Piano Trio, for which tickets are included.
Located in mature parkland and formerly the home of Prime Minister Lord North,
Dillington House dates back to the 16th century and was remodelled in the early 19th
century in the Jacobean style. It has the perfect combination of first class facilities
and a peaceful and beautiful setting, including forty en-suite rooms.
Terry Barfoot writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras,
festivals and record companies. He lectures at venues throughout the country, is
Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Director of
Arts in Residence.
We arrive on Friday at 5pm and depart on Sunday afternoon. Arts in Residence and
Dillington House offer an excellent cuisine including dinners with wine.