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  • RICHARD STRAUSS

    Listed on November 4, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    A weekend to explore the life and music of Richard Strauss, one of the greatest composers of the past two centuries

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  • THE SYMPHONIES OF SIBELIUS

    Listed on October 10, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    During the course of the weekend we will feature all the symphonies, and with the aid of musical and visual illustrations we will explore the relationship between the man and the music as his remarkable career developed.

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  • Weekend house parties filled with music

    Listed on August 22, 2014 by LeisureCourses.net in Member News

    For information and booking contact Arts in Residence : Telephone: 02392 383356 / www.artsinresidence.co.uk / email: info@artsinresidence.co.uk

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  • Sounding the Century

    Listed on April 25, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    An informal house party, guests need only the ability to enjoy music, the 20th century covers the widest stylistic diversity in the musical repertory

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  • Operas and Music in Prague – with Arts in Residence & Vamos Travel

    Operas and Music in Prague – with Arts in Residence & Vamos Travel

    Listed on April 9, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    This 5 day/4 night trip to Prague includes performances at three different venues: the National Theatre, the State Opera and the Rudolfinum, the home of the Czech Philharmonic.

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  • Satie, Picasso & Les Six

    Listed on March 14, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our weekend will explore the extraordinary artistic developments centred on Paris in the years following the First World War. The art of Pablo Picasso will be explored, with illustrations reflecting his development, while the music will feature compositions by Erik Satie, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Arthur Honegger and others.

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  • Exploring English Music

    Exploring English Music

    Listed on February 25, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    A mid-week residential course at Dumbleton Hall to explore the varied repertoire of English music, featuring compositions by celebrated figures such as Vaughan Williams, Butterworth, Bliss, Finzi, Britten, Arnold and Elgar.

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  • Visions of Heaven: Music in search of the eternal

    Visions of Heaven: Music in search of the eternal

    Listed on February 7, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our weekend will feature music aspiring towards the eternal, in particular Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. There will also be masterworks by Mendelssohn, Schütz, Gabrieli, Strauss and Stravinsky.

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  • Arts in Residence: Heroes & Villains

    Listed on January 17, 2014 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our music will focus particularly on the nature of heroism and villainy in relation to two operas: Verdi’s tragedy La traviata and Mozart’s opera buffa The Marriage of Figaro. The same theme will also be explored in music by Gluck, Janáček and Berlioz. The event is designed as an informal house party, and guests need only the ability to enjoy music, since no technical knowledge is required.

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  • The Czech Tradition: Symphony and Symphonic Poem

    The Czech Tradition: Symphony and Symphonic Poem

    Listed on November 22, 2013 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    The Czech tradition is one of the most significant in the whole of Western music. The national style which developed during the 19th century and continued during the 20th has contributed much fine music by many composers, and remains central to the repertoire of musicians the world over.

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  • The Music of Haydn (with the Brodowski String Quartet)

    The Music of Haydn (with the Brodowski String Quartet)

    Listed on November 8, 2013 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Haydn is the composer who more than any other epitomizes the aims and achievements of the Classical era. Our weekend will conclude with a performance of Haydn’s final string quartet by one of Britain’s leading ensembles, the Brodowski String Quartet.

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  • Wagner: Lohengrin

    Wagner: Lohengrin

    Listed on October 15, 2013 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our conference will consider the development of Wagner’s career and in particular his opera Lohengrin. We will discuss the relationship between music, characterisation and drama, with illustrations on excellent hi-fi equipment including DVD with large screen.

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  • Bliss & Walton: Two Masters of English Music (with Andrew Burn)

    Bliss & Walton: Two Masters of English Music (with Andrew Burn)

    Listed on October 4, 2013 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Our weekend will explore the lives and music of two of the greatest among English composers, Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) and Sir William Walton (1902-1983).

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  • Mozart

    Listed on August 24, 2013 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    During his short but prolific life, Mozart worked in every current medium. He was, and remains, the most universal of composers. During this weekend we will explore aspects of his mastery, and hear some music by his contemporaries.

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  • Single room bookings reduced for Wagner’s Logengrin

    Single room bookings reduced for Wagner’s Logengrin

    Listed on August 20, 2013 by LeisureCourses.net in Music, Offers

    Single room bookings for the 'Wagners Lohengrin' weekend taking place 15-17 October at Lee Wood Hotel in Buxton are now reduced to £275 per person - please contact Arts in Residence for further details

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  • Berlioz and Saint-Saëns (with Gwyn Parry-Jones)

    Berlioz and Saint-Saëns (with Gwyn Parry-Jones)

    Listed on July 2, 2013 by Arts in Residence in Featured Courses

    Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) were leading figures of musical romanticism, and we will explore various masterworks by these two great French composers.

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