Canon David Nason, a regular speaker at the Cathedral Fellowship, in his talk this year will recall the prolific output and wonderful music written by the Strauss dynasty. The family is inextricably linked with nineteenth century Vienna and Viennese society and the popularisation of the waltz. Johann Strauss the younger is known as the ‘Waltz King for very good reason but he also had a sizeable output of Marches, Polkas and even operettas including the ever popular ‘Die Fledermaus’.
The talk, well-illustrated with musical examples will also give an insight into the Strauss family dramas and tensions. It will also explore what it was like to play for them in one of their orchestras touring for weeks on end as far afield as North America and Russia.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. A donation of £1 is kindly requested.
For further information please contact Michael Cox: firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone is invited!