Haydn and the symphony – music appreciation with Roy Stratford

Ref: WE7258

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Through 104 symphonies, Haydn developed the classical style from relatively simple beginnings to the height of sophistication, wit and power and he did so primarily through the forms of string quartet and symphony. We will unpick the symphonies, examine the whole picture and select some of the finest works culminating in the miraculous series of twelve written for his two visits to London.


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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