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Love Affairs

Classical music always has been the domain of real-life lovers. Between the seventeenth century composer, Gesualdo, who murdered his wife, and the twentieth century story of the escape from Soviet Russia of cellist Slava Rostropovich and opera singer, Galina Vishnevskaya, there are many other tales of love. Some feature a composer or performer or both, as is the case with the Schumanns. Some couples lived happily ever after while heartbreak and sorrow was the lot of others. We... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Love Affairs

<p>Classical music always has been the domain of real-life lovers. Between the seventeenth century composer, Gesualdo, who murdered his wife, and the twentieth century story of the escape from Soviet

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Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven on Tour

Experience the outstanding works that Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven composed for cities where they were guest-composers. Beginning with Mozart’s visits to Vienna, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Munich, Mannheim, Paris, Frankfurt, Prague, and Berlin, we will then study the music commissioned from Haydn for Cadiz and Paris and for his two visits to England. We will conclude with Beethoven performing in Prague, and with his music that was premiered in St Petersburg. COURSE OUTLINE W A Mozart... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven on Tour

<p>Experience the outstanding works that Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven composed for cities where they were guest-composers. Beginning with Mozart’s visits to Vienna, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Munich,

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Major Musical Milestones

This series explores five musical concepts and ideas that were invented rather than evolved. These inventions not only had a dramatic effect on music, but also heavily influenced all of European history. COURSE OUTLINE *Notation – For 4000 years there was no musical notation then a monk named Guido changed all this in about 1000 AD. This class traces music’s development without formal notation and looks at the impact notation has had on musical development. *Opera – Opera was born... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
Major Musical Milestones

<p>This series explores five musical concepts and ideas that were invented rather than evolved. These inventions not only had a dramatic effect on music, but also heavily influenced all of European

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How the Sixties Transformed Modern Music

In ten years, popular music moved from simple and primitive to an art form as complex as any other. At the beginning of the sixties popular music was only listened to by screaming teenagers. By the end of the sixties it had become an art form appreciated by people of all ages and had the respect of even the most serious musician and critic. In this course we move our way through this critical decade, listening and discussing the music that transformed popular music. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
How the Sixties Transformed Modern Music

<p>In ten years, popular music moved from simple and primitive to an art form as complex as any other. At the beginning of the sixties popular music was only listened to by screaming teenagers. By the

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Mojo Working - The Story of Chicago Blues

Originating in the Mississippi Delta in the 1940s, the Chicago Blues became the cultural outlet for Black workers who had moved to industrial Chicago. A thriving club scene flourished on the South Side and the urban electric blues genre developed. Artists such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Sonny Boy Williamson 1 and 2 produced distinctive and influential musical styles. In this short four-week course, we will take a musical tour of the Chicago Blues. Starting with... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
Mojo Working - The Story of Chicago Blues

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

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A Passage to India - A North Indian Classical Music Primer

In the 1960’s North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music underwent a surge of popularity in the west, particularly with the influence of Ravi Shankar over the Beatles and other popular groups of the time. Hindustani music, however, has a colourful history that goes back millennia. Discover the rich tradition and evolution of raga (melodic structure) from its roots in Vedic chants. Learn to understand the basic rhythmic structure and follow the different stages of a Hindustani music... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
A Passage to India - A North Indian Classical Music Primer

<p>In the 1960’s North Indian Classical (Hindustani) music underwent a surge of popularity in the west, particularly with the influence of Ravi Shankar over the Beatles and other popular groups of the

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An Evening with Verdi

Verdi was one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, and his operas are some of the most loved of all time. His operas never fail to move us emotionally, to draw us in to his dramatic and moving stories, and to send us away humming his melodies. In this lecture, we explore how Verdi used the orchestra and his vast knowledge of the craft of music to create such wonderful operas. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
An Evening with Verdi

Verdi was one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, and his operas are some of the most loved of all time. His operas never fail to move us emotionally, to draw us in to his dramatic and

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