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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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O Tannenbaum

A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And where did the Christmas tree originate from? Answers to these and other Christmas questions can be found in this special two-hours Christmas session –... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec
$39 Limited

<p>A special session about German Christmas traditions, songs and cuisine. How do Germans celebrate Christmas? What do they eat, drink and sing? Where are the biggest and best Christmas markets? And

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13 Dec

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Musical Evocations of Childhood

Musical evocations of childhood are very special and usually attempt to depict a golden, idealized time, centred on positive reminiscences and emotions. Enjoy beautiful musical depictions dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries from Germany, France, Russia and Switzerland, through the music of Schumann, Bizet, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel,... [More]
$0 Limited

<p>Musical evocations of childhood are very special and usually attempt to depict a golden, idealized time, centred on positive reminiscences and emotions. Enjoy beautiful musical depictions dating

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11 Jan

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Music of the Romantic Era

The Romantic Era laid stress on the individual’s emotions as a guide and presented the artist as hero. Compositions became increasingly expressive and inventive. Famous composers from Schumann to Verdi wrote expansive symphonies, virtuosic piano music, dramatic operas, and passionate songs which took inspiration from art and literature. Orchestras... [More]
$239 Limited / $215

<p>The Romantic Era laid stress on the individual’s emotions as a guide and presented the artist as hero. Compositions became increasingly expressive and inventive. Famous composers from Schumann to

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02 Feb

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Musical Evocations of Childhood and the Past

Musical evocations of childhood and the past are very special, and usually attempt to depict a golden, idealized time, centred on positive reminiscences and emotions. Enjoy these beautiful musical depictions, dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries from Germany, France, Russia and Switzerland, through the music of Schumann, Bizet, Fauré,... [More]
$239 Limited / $215

<p>Musical evocations of childhood and the past are very special, and usually attempt to depict a golden, idealized time, centred on positive reminiscences and emotions. Enjoy these beautiful musical

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04 Feb

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The Doo-Wop Years: 1953-1963

Doo-Wop was the harmony and feed good music of early Rock and Roll. Sung in groups of four or five, male and/or female, looking for an outside echo and vocal blend. It was begun by urban teens, both Black and White, in the early 1950s. Some of the notable groups were the Marcels, Tokens, Frankie Lymon and the Tennagers, Flamingoes, Dion and the... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Doo-Wop was the harmony and feed good music of early Rock and Roll. Sung in groups of four or five, male and/or female, looking for an outside echo and vocal blend. It was begun by urban teens,

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04 Feb

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The History of Popular Music: 1980-84

In many ways the 1980’s were a return to the late 1960’s. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared. Over five weeks we will explore the major artists of the early 80’s from Kate Bush, Sonic Youth and Brian Eno to the less well known such as Tenor Saw,... [More]
$171 Limited / $154

<p>In many ways the 1980’s were a return to the late 1960’s. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared.

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10 Feb
$171 Limited / $154

<p>In many ways the 1980’s were a return to the late 1960’s. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared.

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10 Feb

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Mikis Theodorakis Delivers Greece

2021 saw 96 year old Greek Composer, Theodorakis pass on. Famous for the score for “Zorba the Greek” he achieved much more through compositions borrowed from poets Pablo Neruda and Brendan Behan to include many film and orchestral scores. Greek Nobel prize winners whose poetry may have otherwise been restricted to a narrow audience were popularised... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>2021 saw 96 year old Greek Composer, Theodorakis pass on. Famous for the score for “Zorba the Greek” he achieved much more through compositions borrowed from poets Pablo Neruda and Brendan Behan to

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18 Feb

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The Magnificent Handel

"Handel is the greatest, ablest composer that ever lived" said Beethoven of the composer best-known for his choral music. In his own time Handel was known as a German who wrote Italian operas for English audiences. This music appreciation course examines the whole range of Handel’s music, as well as the highs and lows of his life and career.... [More]
$129 Limited / $116

<p>"Handel is the greatest, ablest composer that ever lived" said Beethoven of the composer best-known for his choral music. In his own time Handel was known as a German who wrote Italian operas for

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19 Feb

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Celebrating Beethoven: Life and Legacy

Beethoven lived in an incredibly tumultuous time. Born in 1770, he was 19 at the start of the French Revolution, and a political junkie. By the time he died in 1827 he had lived through the Napoleonic Wars, the Congress of Vienna and its repercussions. Through all of this Beethoven completely changed the musical landscape of Western music taking it... [More]

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Celebrating Great Music

Last year, in 2021, ABC Classic FM held its annual top 100 countdown. The topic was ‘music you can’t live without’. In response, this series looks at the top 6 pieces and gives the historic background to each and an analysis of the music featuring works from Beethoven (twice), Elgar, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams and Handel. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]

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