A string quartet weekend, from Haydn to the present – music appreciation with Roy Stratford

Ref: SWE08488

Suitable for all


About this course

The string quartet has entranced many great composers from Haydn through to the present day, resulting in a succession of masterful works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Bartok and Shostakovich (amongst many others). Explore how the string quartet has adapted to changing musical styles and become a significant and fertile chamber music combination.


Roy Stratford

Roy Stratford was very lucky to have had a music teacher at school who had been a student of the great Austrian modernist composer Anton Webern and who inspired in him a great love of music and a particular interest in the Austro-Germanic tradition from Bach to Stockhausen. He went on to study music at Reading University and then the Royal College of Music ( conducting with Norman del Mar) and has since developed a very varied musical career as pianist, conductor, composer and lecturer.


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Come and find out what makes West Dean College such an amazing place to study. Explore the studios, take a tour with students, discuss your study options, and find out about funding at our next Open Day on Saturday 9 February 2019.

Suitable for Foundation Degree, Diploma and Masters.

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