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Revolution, Reaction and Musical Romanticism

Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period. This series looks at how influential this period was in forming our modern musical experience as well as looking at the social history of the 19th century and its impact on the lives of both the listening public and the musicians. COURSE OUTLINE Why Romanticism –There are many difference in the 19th century from all other periods in... [More]

The Symphony Orchestra: Revealing the Mysteries of Each of the Instrument Groups

Many people attend orchestral concerts and can name the instruments playing but the actual physicality, dimension, sound production, history and function of most instruments remains a mystery. This series deals with each of the instrumental families of the orchestra and discusses the similarities and difference between each group and each other, while listening to some beautiful musical examples. COURSE OUTLINE The string section – the string section is the biggest family in the... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
The Symphony Orchestra: Revealing the Mysteries of Each of the Instrument Groups

<p>Many people attend orchestral concerts and can name the instruments playing but the actual physicality, dimension, sound production, history and function of most instruments remains a mystery. This

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Berlioz: The Literary Musician

Composer, critic and conductor, Hector Berlioz was, in many senses, the arch-romantic. There was no dividing line between his life and music and from his pen flowed operas, symphonies, choral works as well as an immense literary output. The combination of all these will reveal something of this extraordinary man. COURSE OUTLINE Each meeting will incorporate appropriate material from Berlioz' writings. Early days; literary influences. Symphonie fantastique. Le Prix de Rome – the... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Berlioz: The Literary Musician

<p>Composer, critic and conductor, Hector Berlioz was, in many senses, the arch-romantic. There was no dividing line between his life and music and from his pen flowed operas, symphonies, choral works

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Great Operas, Their Librettos and Contexts: Mozart, Weber, Rossini, Honegger, and Britten

Explore some of the greatest operas, their librettos, and modern DVD productions, from the late 18th to the mid-20th century. Ranging from Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s sparkling comedy Così fan tutte, through Weber’s and Kind’s Romantic Der Freischütz and Rossini’s masterpiece William Tell based on Schiller, to Honegger’s moving Joan of Arc at the Stake to a text by Claudel, and Britten’s powerful setting of Henry James The Turn of the Screw. COURSE OUTLINE Mozart and Da Ponte – Così... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Great Operas, Their Librettos and Contexts: Mozart, Weber, Rossini, Honegger, and Britten

<p>Explore some of the greatest operas, their librettos, and modern DVD productions, from the late 18th to the mid-20th century. Ranging from Mozart’s and Da Ponte’s sparkling comedy <em>Così fan

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Understanding Opera

Opera has been described as a merging of all forms of art: music, literature, poetry, storytelling, dance, costumes, visual arts, and of course drama. This course provides a guide to the appreciation and enjoyment of opera for the beginner, as well as a deeper exploration of the elements of opera for the more experienced listener. We explore the forms and structures of opera, considering the work of composers such as Mozart, Wagner, Verdi and Puccini, and listening to performances... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Understanding Opera

<p>Opera has been described as a merging of all forms of art: music, literature, poetry, storytelling, dance, costumes, visual arts, and of course drama. This course provides a guide to the

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The Beatles and How They Shaped Modern Music

The Beatles set the template for modern music as we know it today. We discuss The Beatles and their music in the context of the time. Videos will be shown of their music. We will journey over seven short years from Love Love Me Do to their last album, Abbey Road and in between we will look at their journey into drugs and the psychedelic, examining each album in depth. This course is recommended for anyone with an interest in contemporary music. Guest Speaker: Glenn A. Baker COURSE... [More]
$196 Limited inc GST / $176
The Beatles and How They Shaped Modern Music

<p>The Beatles set the template for modern music as we know it today. We discuss The Beatles and their music in the context of the time. Videos will be shown of their music. We will journey over seven

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A Day with The Chicago Blues

Originating in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, Chicago Blues developed as a cultural outlet for the Black workers who had moved to industrial Chicago. A thriving club scene flourished on the South Side and artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Sonny Boy Williamson produced distinctive and influential musical styles. This short course will feature many rare tracks and DVD footage of these great artists. Each student will receive a special CD of this great... [More]
$94 Limited inc GST / $85
A Day with The Chicago Blues

<p>Originating in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, Chicago Blues developed as a cultural outlet for the Black workers who had moved to industrial Chicago. A thriving club scene flourished on the

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