Musical Evocations of Childhood and the Past

Musical evocations of childhood and the past are very special, and usually attempt to depict a golden, idealized time, centred on positive reminiscences and emotions. Enjoy these beautiful musical depictions, dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries from Germany, France, Russia and Switzerland, through the music of Schumann, Bizet, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Frank Martin. Both instrumental and vocal music will be included, with the use of CDs, digital images, and YouTube links.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Week 1: Robert Schumann (1810-1856): ‘Kinderszenen’ op.15 (Scenes from Childhood), op.15, for solo piano, 1838 Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Jeux d’enfants op.22 1871 for piano four hands (19.57) Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Requiem - Pie Jesu Cantique – En Prière
  • Week 2: Gabriel Fauré: Dolly Suite for piano four hands - Claude Debussy : Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (1894) Childrens’ Corner Suite (completed July 1908)
  • Week 3: Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Images Book I (1901) II. Hommage à Haydn Six épigraphes antiques for piano four hands (1914) (14.33) Mélodie for voice and piano: « Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons » (1918, Christmas of the children who no longer have homes) (2.26) Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Menuet antique (1895), Pavane pour une infante défunte (1899) Menuet sur le nom de Haydn (1.46), À la manière de Borodine (1.22), À la manière de Chabrier (1.25) Jean-Yves Thibaudet (c. 4.12) = c.43.00
  • Week 4: Maurice Ravel: Opera - L’Enfant et les sortilèges, 1917-1925, premiered at the Monte Carlo Opera, 21 March, 1925 – production by the Opéra de Lyon 1999
  • Week 5: Maurice Ravel Ma mère l’Oye – for piano 4 hands Le Tombeau de Couperin (1919) Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jaime Martín https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NA4j3VhGY4 (21.02) Igor Stravinsky The Firebird - Suite for piano, transcribed by Guido Agosti (5.10, 3.59, 3.39) = c.13.00 images Les Ballets Russes = 49.00
  • Week 6: Igor Stravinsky – Pulcinella One-Act Ballet – premiered Paris 1920, original choreography by Léonide Massine, performed by Les Ballets Russes
  • Week 7: Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Symphony no 1 in D major Classical (1916-1917): Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by François Leleux Gavotte no 2 from 3 Pieces from Cinderella op 95 (1942, 3.08) Daniil Trifonov -images St Petersburg and Cinderella Прокофьев – Золушка - Cinderella Suite
  • Week 8: Frank Martin (1890-1974): ‘Ouverture et Foxtrot’ (1924) for two pianos ‘Pavane, couleur du temps’ (Pavane, colour of the weather) for two pianos Mass for Double Choir (1922-26)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to;

  1. Appreciate the outstanding works studied in the course and their composers’ success in evoking a golden, idealized past.
  2. Assess the social contexts in which the music was composed and the influence of this context on the music.
  3. Distinguish the individual stylistic characteristics of each composer.
  4. Evaluate the different performances heard in the chosen musical extracts and their various merits.
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