June 24, 2022 - June 26, 2022
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Which of us doesn’t thrill to the music of the great Romantic composers? Many of us can pinpoint the first sense that the piano would play an important part in our lives to a magical early encounter with Chopin, Schumann, Grieg or early Debussy. The music of the great Romantic composers still dominates pianists’ programmes 125 years after the Romantic movement ended.
This course aims to help you develop your understanding of the skills needed for Romantic music. We will cover aspects such as tone production, pedalling, rubato and the personal and historical backgrounds of the individual composers, all in the service of richer and more personal interpretations.
Bring two or more contrasting pieces by different Romantic composers.
Courses take place at Jackdaws in Great Elm, 3 miles outside Frome in Somerset. If you require B&B, we will book it on your behalf. Accommodation fees are payable in addition to the course fee.
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.
The Course Fee includes all meals, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws, except breakfast, which is included in the separate B&B fee.
Lunch and dinner will be prepared on site by our dedicated Cooks and served in accordance with appropriate social distancing measures. If you are vegetarian/vegan, or have a food allergy, you must let us know in advance, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. We are ‘allergy aware’, but we rely on participants letting us know if they have specific food allergies. Please also let us know if you carry any emergency medication.
In the event that a course is unable to take place in person as advertised because of Covid-19 restrictions nationally or locally we may, where feasible/desired, provide alternative provision to allow this course to run online at a reduced rate. You will receive guidance on participating, alternative timetables and assistance in getting set up. You will also have the option to withdraw your place and receive a full refund, or transfer it to another course within the same season.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.
Visit our General Course Information pages for more information.