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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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Nationalism, Alienation & Appeasement

Listeners of classical music often find 20th century music difficult and demanding. The century spans the end of Romanticism, Atonalism, neo- Classicalism, Chance Music, Electronic Music and Minimalism to name a few. Each of these new musical ideas was a reaction by composers against the status quo. This series tries to demystify this music by... [More]
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<p>Listeners of classical music often find 20th century music difficult and demanding. The century spans the end of Romanticism, Atonalism, neo- Classicalism, Chance Music, Electronic Music and

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25 May

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The Concerto Grosso

The Concerto Grosso was loved by Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are examples in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many of Handel’s concertos. In this lecture we explore how the genre works, contrasting a small group of soloists with the orchestra to create a wonderful variety of textures and... [More]
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The Concerto Grosso was loved by Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are examples in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many of Handel’s concertos. In this

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29 May

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La Goulue: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

Everyone recognises Henri de Toulouse-Lauctrec’s poster for the Moulin Rouge, but few know about the dancer at its heart, La Goulue (The Glutton). This lecture explores the truth of La Goulue’s life and addresses the inaccuracies repeated to the present. Rising from poverty to stardom, her career spanned from the 1880s until the 1920s, and... [More]
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<p>Everyone recognises Henri de Toulouse-Lauctrec’s poster for the Moulin Rouge, but few know about the dancer at its heart, La Goulue (The Glutton). This lecture explores the truth of La Goulue’s

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05 Jun

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Slow Hand at 75: Eric Clapton Guitar Superstar

His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate power trio; and as a dynamic solo artist. Come along for a night of great music and memories. COURSE OUTLINE Young Eric from Ripely and the Blues Slow Hand... [More]

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Famous Faces of the Transformational Sixties

The 1960’s were arguably the most transformational decade in history. Over four weeks we will look at the people that made it so, the famous and not so famous, the politicians, musicians, movie stars, activists, revolutionaries, writers, and artists, and all against the backdrop of the political and social movements of the time. If you think you... [More]

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Understanding the Orchestra

The sound of a great symphony orchestra in full flight is one of the most thrilling sounds in all of western classical music. This course explores the instruments of the orchestra and the variety of sounds they can achieve, and examines the growth and development of the symphony orchestra. It also explores the kind of music written for the... [More]

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