Music of Finzi&Poetry of Hardy
The Music of Gerald Finzi and the Poetry of Thomas Hardy (new)
MH (Nevill area, on the 128 bus route)
Tuesdays 1000-1200 fortnightly from 15th May (5 sessions)
Convener: David Nelson
Finzi’s music is melodious, restrained yet deeply felt. It is regarded as quintessentially English and is instantly recognisable. Once heard, his settings of the poetry of Thomas Hardy make the words and music inseparable.
In the five sessions, David Nelson and course members will together explore the full range of Finzi’s music but with special attention to his Hardy settings.
Course numbers will be restricted to six but if there is sufficient interest a parallel group will be run in the intervening weeks.