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Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

From the Beatles to opera, and the Middle Ages to today, come and discover some amazing music and the often complex relationship between composers, society, music and ideas.

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Brahms: One of the Greatest

Pianist, composer and conductor, Johannes Brahms has been listed in greatness with Bach and Beethoven. His works encompass songs, sonatas, chamber music, symphonies and the German Requiem. While he was traditional in some ways, he created new approaches to harmony and melody. As a man, he was private, brusque, a lover of the outdoors and... [More]
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<p>Pianist, composer and conductor, Johannes Brahms has been listed in greatness with Bach and Beethoven. His works encompass songs, sonatas, chamber music, symphonies and the German Requiem. While

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16 Oct

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The Concertos and Sonatas of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart

Explore the concerto and sonata repertoire created by four of the greatest composers of the late Baroque and Classical eras, comparing and contrasting their achievements and the reasons for their particular interest in the genre. COURSE OUTLINE Bach I – Concertos and Sonatas composed at Cöthen Bach II – Concertos and Sonatas composed at Leipzig... [More]
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<p>Explore the concerto and sonata repertoire created by four of the greatest composers of the late Baroque and Classical eras, comparing and contrasting their achievements and the reasons for their

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18 Oct

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The Great Puccini

La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca – Puccini’s operas are performed more often than any other composer’s, and loved by millions of listeners worldwide. As well as opera, Puccini loved women, shooting, fishing, and sports cars, and lived a life that occasionally matched the drama and scandal of his opera plots. This study day examines the... [More]
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La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca – Puccini’s operas are performed more often than any other composer’s, and loved by millions of listeners worldwide. As well as opera, Puccini loved women,

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19 Oct

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Composers, Courts and Classicism

The Classical period, from about 1730 to about 1820, was a period of incredible change: Enlightenment, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, American Independence and for us in Australia both Cook and Phillip coming to our shores. Musically, composers moved away from the complexity of the Baroque to a clearer, cleaner style based on simplicity.... [More]
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<p>The Classical period, from about 1730 to about 1820, was a period of incredible change: Enlightenment, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, American Independence and for us in Australia both

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04 Nov

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Remembering 100 Years of Blues Music: A Tribute

The outstanding American contribution to world music, the ‘Blues’ is the basis of Pop, Rock and Roll and Jazz.The Blues began in the late nineteenth century in the Mississippi Delta and we outline the story of the Blues and view rare performances by Blues greats. COURSE OUTLINE The Origins of the Blues and Regional Blues Styles: Tonight, we will... [More]
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<p>The outstanding American contribution to world music, the ‘Blues’ is the basis of Pop, Rock and Roll and Jazz.The Blues began in the late nineteenth century in the Mississippi Delta and we outline

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05 Nov

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An Evening in the Impressionist Period

Composers of the Impressionist period, such as Rachmaninov, Elgar, Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel, gave the world exotic and rich experiments in sound and beauty, in the last moments before many composers abandoned ‘normal’ music and moved to atonality. This lecture examines the strangely beautiful music of the turn of the twentieth... [More]
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Composers of the Impressionist period, such as Rachmaninov, Elgar, Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel, gave the world exotic and rich experiments in sound and beauty, in the last moments

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06 Dec

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Abbey Road - "The perfect ending to a recording career"

On the 26th of September 1969 the Beatles released their last recorded album. It is arguably their finest. We explore each track and the background to the making of this album.... [More]
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On the 26th of September 1969 the Beatles released their last recorded album. It is arguably their finest. We explore each track and the background to the making of this album.

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11 Dec

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Music and Art for Christmastide: Its Architectural Setting

Some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created for the Christmas season, from the Baroque period up to today. Both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music will be included. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Appreciate the beauty and depth of the different musical and artistic... [More]
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<p>Some of the most beautiful music, art and sculpture created for the Christmas season, from the Baroque period up to today. Both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music will be included.<br

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18 Dec

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Travelling the Blues Trail: Memphis and Mississippi

Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the Clarksdale Music Festival, the BB King Museum and more. SUGGESTED READING Steve Cheeseborough: Blues Travelling - available on Kindle COURSE OUTLINE How... [More]
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<p>Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the

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15 Oct

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