barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Music on the Grand Tour

with Peter Medhurst GRSM ARCM

Thursday 3 July 2014

7 – 8.15pm

(5.45pm: Late gallery view/drinks)

The Grand Tour was de rigeur in the 18th century for well-to-do young gentlemen, who flocked to Europe’s cultural centres in search of adventure and to improve their minds. In this illustrated lecture – complete with musical additions – Peter Medhurst takes a look at 18th-century Italian music-making – the composers, the performers, the forms and styles – and determines exactly what drew the musical British travellers south, time and time again.

£10, refreshments provided. Open to all.

Booking essential:, in person from the Barber reception desk, or by contacting 0121 414 2261 (credit/debit card)

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