ZRI stands for ‘Zum Roten Igel’ - the ‘Red Hedgehog Tavern’ - a 19th century Viennese hub of socialising, beer-drinking, and of music. Both Brahms and Schubert went there to hear gypsy musicians play, and their influence found its way into their writing. This brand new course designed for all instrumentalists will explore the ways in which this high-energy klezmer and gypsy music inspired Brahms and his Hungarian Dances in particular. There will be some scope for improvisation if you are up for it, but this is not compulsory, and you should be comfortable reading notation in order to get the most out of this course. Entry to ZRI’s concert on the Saturday evening is included in the course fee. A weekend not to be missed!

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Resident: £290 Non-Resident: £215 Code: 19/256

In Partnership with Hertfordshire Festival of Music