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Enhanced Listening Focus: Heroines and Villains

Explore some of the elements of music theory composers use to convey their ideas. Learn to discern qualities of organisation and structure in music new to you and perhaps experience an epiphany in music that you know well! COURSE OUTLINE From contrast to comparison to conflict: we tune our ears and awareness to the most important composition elements in Western music. We listen to clear examples of these elements in the music of Poulenc, Beethoven, Stravinsky and others. We prepare... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Enhanced Listening Focus: Heroines and Villains

<p>Explore some of the elements of music theory composers use to convey their ideas. Learn to discern qualities of organisation and structure in music new to you and perhaps experience an epiphany in

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Composers On Vacation: From Handel to Fauré

Inspirational holiday music, written by: Handel in the English countryside, Mozart in the Netherlands and Italy, Beethoven at Heiligenstadt, Schubert in Hungary, Mendelssohn in Italy and Scotland, Brahms at Pörtschach in Austria, Dvořak in the USA, Liszt in Italy, Grieg in Denmark and England, and Messager and Faurë in the picturesque fishing village of Villerville in Normandy. COURSE OUTLINE Selections from Handel’s serenatas, church music, and oratorios composed during his time... [More]
$136 Limited inc GST / $122
Composers On Vacation: From Handel to Fauré

<p>Inspirational holiday music, written by: Handel in the English countryside, Mozart in the Netherlands and Italy, Beethoven at Heiligenstadt, Schubert in Hungary, Mendelssohn in Italy and Scotland,

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Music for Autumn, Spring, Lent and Easter: From The Renaissance To Today

Music composed for specific seasons of the year, for times of reflection and celebration, has always been an important part of life. A wide ranging survey of music with works by Byrd, Lasso, Allegri, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert, and more. COURSE OUTLINE Spring and autumn in Vivaldi’s celebrated violin concerts ‘The Four Season’ (1723) and in Haydn’s oratorio ‘The Seasons’ (1800/1) – contrasts and similarities Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Grieg – songs for... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Music for Autumn, Spring, Lent and Easter: From The Renaissance To Today

<p>Music composed for specific seasons of the year, for times of reflection and celebration, has always been an important part of life. A wide ranging survey of music with works by Byrd, Lasso,

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Court-life, Conflict and Composers

Composers do not write in a vacuum. They are influenced by the world around them; the social, political and economic. This series looks at the lives of 7 composers and explores how the society in which they lived affected their musical output and their lives. COURSE OUTLINE Johann Sebastian Bach (1683-1750) - In his lifetime J.S Bach was known as a brilliant organist and teacher rather than as a spectacular composer. How was this possible? Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827) -... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Court-life, Conflict and Composers

<p>Composers do not write in a vacuum. They are influenced by the world around them; the social, political and economic. This series looks at the lives of 7 composers and explores how the society in

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Famous Faces of the Sixties

The sixties saw an arts explosion as well as political upheaval that set the scene for the remainder of the twentieth century and beyond. We will look at the famous people of this decade from music, to theatre to politics, acting, writing, cinema and more. Drawing on Interviews, performances, multimedia, television, we will explore their amazing lives. SUGGESTED READING The Sixties: The Story of the Decade, The New Yorker The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer Tune In: The Beatles,... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
Famous Faces of the Sixties

<p>The sixties saw an arts explosion as well as political upheaval that set the scene for the remainder of the twentieth century and beyond. We will look at the famous people of this decade from music

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Musicals of the 20th Century

The Musical has been a popular form of entertainment for well over a hundred years up until today when block-buster musicals continue to break attendance records. Broadway is healthier than ever. In earlier days, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rogers and Cole Porter, among others, were household names. Equally well known were the lyrics and tunes of the wide-ranging stories they created. They were part of our lives. This course will cover the history of the musical, concentrating on... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Musicals of the 20th Century

<p>The Musical has been a popular form of entertainment for well over a hundred years up until today when block-buster musicals continue to break attendance records. Broadway is healthier than ever.

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Inside Opera Masterpieces

All six operas are well loved masterpieces: Bellini’s Norma, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Aida and Il Trovatore, Puccini’s Turandot and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Each lecture provides an in-depth analysis of arias, ensembles and scenes, highlighting the dramatic and musical means by which emotional content is conveyed. We’ll consider historical background, cognitive and structural principles and relationships of text and music, defining composers' styles. COURSE... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Inside Opera Masterpieces

<p>All six operas are well loved masterpieces: Bellini’s Norma, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Verdi’s Aida and Il Trovatore, Puccini’s Turandot and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Each lecture

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The Unknown Liszt

A flamboyant virtuoso, a lady’s man, a champion of innovation, a pop star, a generous patron, and a Catholic acolyte: Franz Liszt was all of these and more during his long and varied career. His music ranges from astonishing instrumental brilliance to deep emotional yearning, and his influence on other composers and performers has been extensive. This course examines the life and works of Liszt, illustrated with music, paintings, and photographs. COURSE OUTLINE Session 1 What do we... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
The Unknown Liszt

<p>A flamboyant virtuoso, a lady’s man, a champion of innovation, a pop star, a generous patron, and a Catholic acolyte: Franz Liszt was all of these and more during his long and varied career. His

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Purple Haze: Music of the Psychedelic Sixties

See and hear some of the most memorable exponents of the Psychedelic sound: the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and more. COURSE OUTLINE The Origins of the Psychedelic Sounds The Pop Culture of the 1960s. The Doors- Psychedelic sound and poetry Janis Joplin- Texas Blues and Psychedelia Other bands: Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Grateful Dead, the Beatles. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Influences on today’s music. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Purple Haze: Music of the Psychedelic Sixties

<p>See and hear some of the most memorable exponents of the Psychedelic sound: the Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin and more.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p><ul><li>The Origins

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More Love Affairs

Classical music has always been the domain of real-life lovers. In a previous course, we considered a number of composers and performers whose relationships brought joy and sorrow. The same can be said of this course which starts with the heart-ache of Franz Schubert, traverses the complicated relationships of Georges Sand and Frederic Chopin, the social scandal of Claude Debussy and Emma Bardac, and incorporates stories of happy couples. Their destinies span the 19th and 20th... [More]