Talk II

Folk influences in classical music

Presenter: Dr. Mike Worboys

Parish Centre, Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed

October 19, 1.00 – 3.00 pm


Folk music has had an influence on ‘classical’ composers, from Hildegard von Bingen to composers of the present day.

Mike’s talk provided an historical whistle-stop tour of the influence of folk music on ‘classical’ composers, before focusing in greater depth on specific composers and works, including Schubert, Bartok and Dvorak, whose String Quartet, Op. 96 (American) was performed at a subsequent concert in the Music Series.