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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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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]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>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,

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09 Mar

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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]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>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

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20 Mar

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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
This class has been rescheduled to start in Autumn term and will have a week's break on the 10th May.

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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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