Evolution of Sound talks series: Ralph’s Rustic Revolution

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Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Lane

Dorking

RH5 6LY

United Kingdom

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Vaughan Williams collected over 800 folk songs from so-called ‘ordinary people’ around Britain in the years before the Great War.

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His encounters with this vanishing musical resource utterly revolutionised his work as a composer…and his thinking about what a British ‘national music’ should sound like. But what of criticisms that this was all backward-looking rustic romanticism? Music includes the famous Bushes and Briars, the opera Hugh the Drover and Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus.

Writer, broadcaster and historian Andrew Green considers the evolution of recording technologies and the impact of the developments on the works of Ralph Vaughan Williams and his contemporaries.

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  • The talk will take place on the ground floor of the house. Please meet at the front door.
  • Ticket includes afternoon tea (scone, cream, jam and hot drink).
  • Stout shoes are advised for the walk from the car park to the house (approx. 7 minutes).
  • Blue badge parking available at the house. The ground floor is accessible to wheelchairs.
  • Assistance dogs only are welcome.

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Leith Hill Place

Leith Hill Lane

Dorking

RH5 6LY

United Kingdom

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