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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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History of Popular Music: 1980 to 1984

In many ways the 80's were a return to the late 1960's. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared. Over five weeks we will explore the major artists of the early 80's from Kate Bush, Sonic Youth and Brian Eno to the less well known such as Tenor Saw, Virgo... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>In many ways the 80's were a return to the late 1960's. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared. Over

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13 Jul
$166 Limited / $149

<p>In many ways the 80's were a return to the late 1960's. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared. Over

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13 Jul

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The Ballets Russes

In 1909, the Ballets Russes with its innovative choreography, costume design and music invaded Paris and stayed till the death of its impresario, Diaghilev, in 1929. The company's productions created a huge sensation, completely reinvigorating the art of performing dance, bringing many visual artists to public attention, and significantly affecting... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>In 1909, the Ballets Russes with its innovative choreography, costume design and music invaded Paris and stayed till the death of its impresario, Diaghilev, in 1929. The company's productions

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14 Jul

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The Libretto: the Unsung Hero/Heroine of Opera

Verdi could compose an opera in weeks but spend months on the libretto. Is that because the libretto is more important than we think? In this course, we’ll examine how libretti shape an opera and suggest music. We’ll get a practical understanding of the value of libretti and how delving into this craft can enhance appreciation of the operatic... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Verdi could compose an opera in weeks but spend months on the libretto. Is that because the libretto is more important than we think? In this course, we’ll examine how libretti shape an opera and

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15 Jul

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Music and its Architectural Environment: Tallis, Vivaldi, and Bach

Enjoy some of the most outstanding music composed by Thomas Tallis, Antonio Vivaldi and J, S. Bach, related to the varied architectural environments for which it was conceived. Through CDs, DVDs and YouTube videos, we will study Tallis’s career and music in Tudor England, Vivaldi’s instrumental and vocal music for Venice and further afield, and... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>Enjoy some of the most outstanding music composed by Thomas Tallis, Antonio Vivaldi and J, S. Bach, related to the varied architectural environments for which it was conceived. Through CDs, DVDs

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23 Jul

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Kiss the Sky: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

What was so magnificent about the style and playing of Jimi? Take a look at his short, but prolific career; see his greatest performances; and discuss his unique playing style. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE Young Jimi in Seattle Washington- influences The Army time and meeting Billy Cox Jimi becomes a sideman for Little Richard, the... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>What was so magnificent about the style and playing of Jimi? Take a look at his short, but prolific career; see his greatest performances; and discuss his unique playing style.</p>

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06 Aug

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History of Popular Music: 1985 to 1989

In many ways the 80’s were a return to the late 1960’s. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared. Over five weeks we will explore the major artists of the early 80’s from Kate Bush, Sonic Youth and Brian Eno to the less well known such as Tenor Saw, Virgo... [More]
$166 Limited / $149

<p>In many ways the 80’s were a return to the late 1960’s. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared. Over

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17 Aug
$166 Limited / $149

<p>In many ways the 80’s were a return to the late 1960’s. Melody and beautiful harmonies and lavish productions were back in style and the aggressive raw nature of punk had largely disappeared. Over

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17 Aug

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Three English Music Cities: London, Liverpool and Manchester

The onset of Beatlemania in the 1960s, put London and Liverpool on the map as iconic rock music cities. In the same decade, Manchester made its mark with the emergence of the Hollies and Herman’s Hermits. Mod, punk, new wave, ‘Madchester’ and ‘Britpop’ saw all three cities consolidate their reputations as dynamic cultural hubs that challenged and... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The onset of Beatlemania in the 1960s, put London and Liverpool on the map as iconic rock music cities. In the same decade, Manchester made its mark with the emergence of the Hollies and Herman’s

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01 Sep
$65 Limited

<p>The onset of Beatlemania in the 1960s, put London and Liverpool on the map as iconic rock music cities. In the same decade, Manchester made its mark with the emergence of the Hollies and Herman’s

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01 Sep

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The Piano

Some of the most famous classical music of all time has been written for the piano. Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Chopin’s Nocturnes, and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata are just a few. In this course we explore the development of the piano, considering its forerunners in the organ and the harpsichord, through to the instrument... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Some of the most famous classical music of all time has been written for the piano. Mozart’s <em>Rondo Alla Turca</em>, Debussy’s <em>Clair de Lune</em>, Chopin’s <em>Nocturnes</em>, and Beethoven’

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04 Sep

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Golden Vienna Revisited: Schubert, Bruckner, Brahms, the Strauss Family, Fritz Kreisler

Enjoy revisiting the music and images of the Golden Age of 19th and early 20th century Vienna. Beginning with Schubert, who had the shortest life of any of the great Viennese composers, we will progress to Bruckner the symphonist and composer of church music, then Brahms and the various members of the celebrated Strauss family, and end with the... [More]

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