A Portrait of Edward Elgar

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Course: A Portrait of Edward Elgar
Tutor: Terry Barfoot
Start Date: 11th May 2018
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 13th May 2018
End Time: Tea
Res Fee (from): £289.00
Non Res Fee: £195.00 What's included?

Elgar is a great composer, but behind the public image of success there lurked a highly complex, sometimes baffling, private individual. He is among the great masters of the orchestra, who created some of the finest music of the late romantic era. His chamber music and choral music are no less significant. The music will include the Enigma Variations, the two symphonies, The Dream of Gentius and the Cello Concerto. Our weekend will assess the range and nature of Elgar’s achievement, with illustrations on excellent hi-fi equipment including DVD with large screen. We will conclude with a performance of his Piano Quintet at the public concert by the Piatti Quartet and Charles Owen (piano) on Sunday afternoon.

This course is run in association with Arts in Residence.


Fees (per person) 

£289 shared twin/double

£315 single room

£195 non resident

The fees are per person and include two nights' en-suite accommodation, full board, wine with dinner.



Tutor Information

Terry Barfoot

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Terry Barfoot is a well-known figure in the musical life of southern England, who has written widely about music and opera, and is Publications Consultant to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has lectured, for example, at the British Library, the Austrian Cultural Forum, Opera Holland Park, the Royal Opera House, the Three Choirs Festival and at Oxford University, where last year he gave a series of lectures on Sibelius. His latest book, a History of Music written for Omnibus Press, was published in October 2014.

Terry is Vice President of the Arthur Bliss Society, the Havant Orchestras, Southampton Music Club and Portsmouth Baroque Choir, and an Honorary Member of the Berlioz Society. With his own company, Arts in Residence, he promotes musical events at agreeable locations throughout Britain and in Europe, and recently led visits to Prague, Leipzig, Vienna, Amsterdam and Berlin. He is a regular visitor to Dillington.

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