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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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Golden Vienna Revisited: Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms, the Strauss Family, Fritz Kreisler

Enjoy revisiting the music and images of the Golden Age of 19th and early 20th century Vienna. Beginning with Schubert, who had the shortest life of any of the great Viennese composers, we will progress to Bruckner the symphonist and composer of church music, then Brahms and the various members of the celebrated Strauss family, and end with the... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Enjoy revisiting the music and images of the Golden Age of 19th and early 20th century Vienna. Beginning with Schubert, who had the shortest life of any of the great Viennese composers, we will

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30 Apr

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Music Inspired by the Land, Air and Sea, Art and the Word

In these lectures, we will discuss how composers have been inspired by nature – the land, air and sea and by other art forms – art and the written word, Composers have developed techniques to sonically imply these elements in their compositions. We will look at specific artists, writers and composers who illustrate these relationships and how they... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>In these lectures, we will discuss how composers have been inspired by nature – the land, air and sea and by other art forms – art and the written word, Composers have developed techniques to

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03 May

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What is a Sonata?

A sonata is a piece for only one or two instruments: and for that reason, is one of the most intimate and personal forms of classical music. The contrasting movements provide wonderful variety of mood and expression. Join as as we explore how this wonderful genre works, and sample the sonatas as of such great composers as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>A sonata is a piece for only one or two instruments: and for that reason, is one of the most intimate and personal forms of classical music. The contrasting movements provide wonderful variety of

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21 May

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Travelling the Blues Highway 61: A Musical Journey

Journey to the origins of the Blues in Memphis and Mississippi. Visit Beale Street, the Stax Museum and Gracelands; before travelling to the grave sites of Robert Johnson, BB King, Albert King and others. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Journey to the origins of the Blues in Memphis and Mississippi. Visit Beale Street, the Stax Museum and Gracelands; before travelling to the grave sites of Robert Johnson, BB King, Albert King and

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04 Jun

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Understanding Chamber Music

Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear what each one is playing. This course explores the structures and development of chamber music, and the great composers who contributed to it, including... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear

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05 Jun

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More Beethoven and The Orchestra

Beethoven’s symphonies and overtures having already been considered, this second course returns to the orchestra with concertos for piano and violin and also turns its attention elsewhere. Chamber works of various combinations, from trios to sextets, compositions for solo piano, for voice and solo instruments with piano, and various other works... [More]

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History of Popular Music: 1975 to 1979

Whilst the late sixties were the most creative in rock music, pop music continued to evolve into the seventies and beyond. We will play hear and listen to the music of this period from America, UK, Europe and Australia, covering one year per session starting with 1975. We look at, not just the famous acts, but also those less well known that still... [More]

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Music and the Senses - From the Renaissance to the Early 20th Century

Explore music that has been composed explicitly to celebrate the five senses, from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. These themes embrace the playing and hearing of musical instruments, the enjoyment and imitation of bird songs and other sounds of the environment, praise of the beauty of the human voice and individual instruments, and... [More]

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The Life and Music of Chopin

Chopin’s music has delighted music lovers for nearly two centuries. Perhaps no other composer is so closely associated with the piano, newly finding its voice in Chopin’s time. His too-short life had its own drama and turmoil, with his exile from Poland, his battle with illness, and his relationship with French author George Sand. This one-day... [More]

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An Evening with Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies and concertos. Join us as we spend an evening exploring the life and music of this wonderful composer. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. This class... [More]

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