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11 May 2019The Arts Society West Mercia Spring Day of Special Interest “Late Romanticism and Beyond” The Arts and Music between 1848 and 1900

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The Arts Society West Mercia Spring Day of Special Interest
“Late Romanticism and Beyond”
The Arts and Music between 1848 and 1900
Peter Medhurst, Jeremy Limb and guest Saturday 11 May 2019

A period of political turmoil, industrial change and revolution, the rise of nationalism, colonialism and the ensuing theatres of war were reflected in many ways in the Arts. They moved from late Romanticism to France and Modernity influenced by Baudelaire’s writings, the impact of the Realism of Courbet and Manet through to the Impressionism of Monet and the individuality of Renoir and Degas.
The music of Debussy and Ravel reflected the symbolic association of music with art, whilst in Italy the operas of Verdi and Puccini featured the rise of nationalism and the political turmoil in Europe. Wagner stands out as the first great nationalist composer in the Germanic tradition but we should also include Brahms, Mahler and Tchaikovsky.
Writers and poets also covered those momentous changes – such as Zola, Victor Hugo, Dickens and the poets Tennyson and Hausman, in a Shropshire Lad, on the horrors of war for example.
And there is the inimitable political commentary of Gilbert and Sullivan!

At the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies College.
10 Parabola Road, Cheltenham GL50 3AA
10:00 coffee, 10:30 start to 15:30, finger buffet lunch. Cost £40

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