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Music: Take me to your Lieder : John Dawson

"Several composers – Schubert and Faure being examples - are as well-known for their songs as anything else, but the song output of many composers (from Beethoven to Shostakovich) contains hidden treasure, overlooked by mainstream audiences. We will listen to both the pinnacles of the song repertory and discover some little-known masterpieces by composers we thought we knew well…... "

Tutor: John Dawson

"John Dawson has been a senior lecturer at Middlesex University; worked extensively in the professional theatre, playing for master classes and rehearsals for artistes such as Sir Anthony Dowell, and directed musical theatre from Mediaeval Mystery Plays in Canterbury Cathedral to pantomime at Buxton Opera House. He wrote the incidental music for Bedford Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth. One of his three published stage works, The Inside Story, has received performances in Europe, New Zealand and the USA. "