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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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The Rolling Stones versus The Beatles

You either like the Rolling Stones or The Beatles. Right? The two greatest bands of the sixties were constant competitors, trying to best each other at every turn. We track each band, album by album through the sixties – a powerful musical history of that decade. It would be fair to say that the Beatles had less missteps, but when the Stones hit... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>You either like the Rolling Stones or The Beatles. Right? The two greatest bands of the sixties were constant competitors, trying to best each other at every turn. We track each band, album by

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17 Nov

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Happy Birthday Beethoven!

Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as fascinating. Despite his gradual loss of hearing, he composed music that still thrills and amazes us today. Join us to spend an evening with this great... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday on 17 December! The music of Ludwig van Beethoven is some of the most famous of the classical repertoire. And the story of the man behind the music is just as

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11 Dec

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Evocations of the Pastoral World

Inspirational pastoral music, spanning the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic eras: Corelli, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz. The serenity of the music will be complemented by images and both Instrumental and vocal music included – concertos, symphonies, arias, duets, songs, and choruses. This class will be delivered... [More]
$145 Limited / $131

<p>Inspirational pastoral music, spanning the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic eras: Corelli, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz. The serenity of the music will be

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12 Jan

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Popular Music: 1970 to 1974

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. America, UK, Europe and Australia. We will cover one year per session starting with 1970 and a summary of the five years to come and then covering each year. We will not... [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. America, UK,

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02 Feb

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Music and the Senses - From the Renaissance to the Early 20th Century

Explore music that has been composed explicitly to celebrate the five senses, from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. These themes embrace the playing and hearing of musical instruments, the enjoyment and imitation of bird songs and other sounds of the environment, praise of the beauty of the human voice and individual instruments, and... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Explore music that has been composed explicitly to celebrate the five senses, from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. These themes embrace the playing and hearing of musical instruments,

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05 Feb

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Fats, The Innovator and The Killer: The Kings of Rock Piano

Enjoy a retrospective of the three greatest Rock pianists from the origins of the genre. Fats Domino brought Blues and New Orleans Creole culture to early rock; Little Richard introduced the driving rhythms and falsetto yells copied by the Beatles and others; and The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, was the first “Wild Man of Rock and Roll”. This class... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Enjoy a retrospective of the three greatest Rock pianists from the origins of the genre. Fats Domino brought Blues and New Orleans Creole culture to early rock; Little Richard introduced the

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05 Feb

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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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08 Feb

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Regietheater: The Freedom to Interpret

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about director’s theatre or, more commonly, the German term regietheater. Regietheater describes the artistic license granted to directors to freely interpret a play or opera, changing locale, time-period, and other elements often to make a contemporary or even political point. But perhaps regietheater is just an... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about director’s theatre or, more commonly, the German term <em>regietheater</em>. <em>Regietheater</em> describes the artistic license granted to directors to

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17 Feb

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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]
$39 Limited

<p>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

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05 Mar

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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