Highlights of English Musical Heritage
For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library has set up a series of sessions aiming at illustrating the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through selected videos, often with different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.
“Beyond the Messiah: HANDEL AND THE ROYALS”
After the Messiah we continue exploring the rich world of Handel’s vocal works , where one can find many gems, through viewing and discussing selected extracts in videos. This next session will deal with incidental music, mainly due to the composer’s special relationship to the royal family, Handel has produced many vocal works for ceremonies which have been since played at major British monarchy events .
These sesssions are free and open to the public. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy!