Music in the great art collections of Europe

Wednesday 4 May 2016

Peter Medhurst

petermedhurstAnother return visit to Fylde DFAS for Peter Medhurst, who appears in the UK and abroad as musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Many of the great – but smaller – European art collections are tucked away in side streets, country houses and provincial towns, known often only to connoisseurs and local communities. With an eye to important paintings, musical instruments and pictures with musical content, Peter Medhurst explores some of these quality galleries and examines the contents of the Mauritshuis in the Hague, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Burghley House in Lincolnshire, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Vleeshuis in Antwerp and the Ca’ Rezzonico in Venice. The lecture is illustrated throughout with live music, sung and played by the lecturer.

You can find out more about the lecture on Peter’s website.

 

Photos of this lecture are available on Flickr