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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 Greatest Music of the 60s: A Magical Mystery Tour

Take a Magical Mystery Tour of this justifiably famous decade and discover key influences, albums, artists and music. Just what was it that made the decade so memorable and influential? This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/... [More]
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Take a Magical Mystery Tour of this justifiably famous decade and discover key influences, albums, artists and music. Just what was it that made the decade so memorable and influential?<br/><p><br/><

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29 Sep

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Classical Vienna: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

Vienna became the musical capital of Europe due to the fact that Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert were all closely associated with the city. Explore this rich heritage through images and an accompanying listening list. This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a... [More]
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Vienna became the musical capital of Europe due to the fact that Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert were all closely associated with the city. Explore this rich heritage through images and an

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09 Oct

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Musical Adaptations from Shakespeare

What is Shakespeare’s appeal to composers – is it his verse, plots, characters or a combination? We’ll consider operas, ballets, musicals (even jukebox musicals), soundtracks, incidental music, and symphonic poems. We’ll look at adaptations of major works such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Othello”, “Midsummer Night's Dream”, and “Hamlet” but also... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>What is Shakespeare’s appeal to composers – is it his verse, plots, characters or a combination? We’ll consider operas, ballets, musicals (even jukebox musicals), soundtracks, incidental music, and

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14 Oct

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Beethoven and Haydn: Their Music and Relationship Re-Evaluated

Beethoven was a pupil of Haydn in Vienna for 14 months, and the most recent research indicates that despite any dissatisfaction Beethoven may have felt with Haydn’s teaching, their relationship remained warm and friendly. In this Beethoven-anniversary course the details of their relationship will be examined, as well as the many ways in which Haydn... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Beethoven was a pupil of Haydn in Vienna for 14 months, and the most recent research indicates that despite any dissatisfaction Beethoven may have felt with Haydn’s teaching, their relationship

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16 Oct

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The Symphony Orchestra: Revealing the Mysteries of Each of the Instrument Groups

Many people attend orchestral concerts and can name the instruments playing but the actual physicality, dimension, sound production, history and function of most instruments remains a mystery. This series deals with each of the instrumental families of the orchestra and discusses the similarities and difference between each group and each other,... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Many people attend orchestral concerts and can name the instruments playing but the actual physicality, dimension, sound production, history and function of most instruments remains a mystery. This

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19 Oct

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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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What is it about Mahler?

What is it about Mahler’s music that attracts such deep devotion amongst his fans? Mahler’s rich and inspiring music has moved the emotions of millions of admirers, and doesn’t have to be difficult to explore. This music course opens up the life and music of Mahler: a composer who formed a bridge between the lush Romanticism of the 19th century and... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>What is it about Mahler’s music that attracts such deep devotion amongst his fans? Mahler’s rich and inspiring music has moved the emotions of millions of admirers, and doesn’t have to be difficult

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21 Nov

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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. This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney.... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>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

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03 Dec

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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

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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Music and Art for Christmastide: Celebration and Pathos

From the Medieval period to the present, we take a nuanced view of the music and art of the Christmas season, concentrating on the contradictions of the festival, its combination of celebration and pathos. There will be both sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music, and account will be taken of the architectural setting for which they were... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>From the Medieval period to the present, we take a nuanced view of the music and art of the Christmas season, concentrating on the contradictions of the festival, its combination of celebration and

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18 Dec

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