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 views across the East Devon countryside. Originally a medieval hall, it later became the hunting lodge of Sir Francis Drake. The house has recently been extensively and lovingly refurbished, so that modern facilities (including mostly ensuite accommodation) have been combined with the original features. The Tudorpanelling, flagstones, mullioned windows, old oak floorboards and doors remain in fine condition, and give the house a special atmosphere.
We will meet on Friday at 5pm and depart on Sunday afternoon. Arts in Residence offers an excellent cuisine including dinners with wine and a traditional Sunday lunch.
Terry Barfoot writes widely on music for Britain’s leading journals, orchestras, festivals and record companies. He lectures at Oxford University and venues throughout the country, is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Director of Arts in Residence.
John Leeman gained a music degree at London University but pursued an alternative career until recently. He writes about music, giving talks and teaching residential courses including at Oxford University. He currently works as a concert and opera reviewer for Seen and Heard International.