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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 History of Australian Rock Music

Australian Rock Music has always been great. It started in the fifties as nothing more than a poor copy of US rock and roll. But by the time we hit the sixties Australian rock music was world class and has been ever since. We will look at the great artists that shaped Aussie rock. But also behind these artists were the promoters the venues and of... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

Australian Rock Music has always been great. It started in the fifties as nothing more than a poor copy of US rock and roll. But by the time we hit the sixties Australian rock music was world class

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27 Aug

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An Evening in the Romantic Period

What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most wonderful and accessible music of all time. Join us as we explore the music of Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and others... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>What makes music of the Romantic period sound romantic? Composers of the 19th century aimed to write music which put expression and beauty foremost, and succeeded in composing some of the most

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30 Aug

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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)... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<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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15 Sep

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Travelling the Blues Trail: Memphis and Mississippi

Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the Clarksdale Music Festival, the BB King Museum and more. SUGGESTED READING Steve Cheeseborough: Blues Travelling - available on Kindle COURSE OUTLINE How... [More]
$38 Limited

<p>Come take a musical journey down the “Blues Highway” from Memphis through the entire Mississippi Delta and beyond. Visit Beale Street, Sun Studios, The Stax Museum of Soul Music, Gracelands, the

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15 Oct

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An Evening in the Impressionist Period

Composers of the Impressionist period, such as Rachmaninov, Elgar, Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel, gave the world exotic and rich experiments in sound and beauty, in the last moments before many composers abandoned ‘normal’ music and moved to atonality. This lecture examines the strangely beautiful music of the turn of the twentieth... [More]
$49 Limited

Composers of the Impressionist period, such as Rachmaninov, Elgar, Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel, gave the world exotic and rich experiments in sound and beauty, in the last moments

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06 Dec

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The History of Folk Rock

Folk music has been around since the middle ages, but the late fifties and sixties saw it take on a revolutionary rock edge. In this course we will get behind the development of this exciting genre that still drives people like Mumford and Sons today – we will look at the music, the artists, the promoters and supporters from The Railway Inn in... [More]

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The Oratorios of Haydn, Berlioz and Mendelssohn

One of the most colourful and dramatic genres of vocal concert music, the oratorio combines soloists, choir and orchestra. Explore some of the late 18th and early 19th century masterpieces in the repertoire: Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ and ‘The Seasons’ composed for Vienna, Berlioz’s only but very successful contribution ‘The Childhood of Christ’... [More]

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The Baroque Period - Bardi to Bach

The Baroque (1600- 1750) is a period of immense musical change. The era begins with a group of men in Florence, led by Count Bardi, influencing the direction of music and finishes with the wonders of the late Baroque and composers like Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, who changed music forever. COURSE OUTLINE Renaissance vs Baroque – Composers in the... [More]

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