Tuesday 27 November 2018 3:00PM

Wigmore Study Group: America

Three-part study course


Immerse yourself in the American styles that became a fresh and vibrant force in the music of the 20th-century. Explore the film music of Hollywood, featuring Bernard Herrmann’s scores for such iconic films as Hitchcock’s Psycho and North by Northwest, as well as the work of composers who fled from Hitler’s Europe for the United States including Erich Korngold, hailed as a genius by Mahler when he was still only a child. We look at the reciprocal influences between European and American composers exemplified by the relationship between Gershwin and Ravel. These study afternoons are presented by composer Julian Philips and pianist Laura Roberts, alongside eminent British film scholar Ian Christie and student performers from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

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