POETRY IN MUSIC: THE SYMPHONIC POEM

Liszt invented the idea of a one-movement orchestral piece depicting a poem, painting or story. Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Berlioz had created the background and many composers followed Liszt’s example with much-loved showpieces, including Smetana, Sibelius and R Strauss. Ian France (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/ian-france) Residential: £242 Non-residential: £172