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Six Seminal Compositions

Throughout musical history there have been compositions written that changed the face of music making. These seminal pieces allowed subsequent composers to break new ground and explore different ways of communicating with their audience. This series delves into 6 of these pieces and looks at the impact they made on both composers and audiences. COURSE OUTLINE Machaut – Messe de nostra dame (Mass of Our Lady) c1365. This Mass composed by French poet and composer Guillaume de Machaut... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Six Seminal Compositions

<p>Throughout musical history there have been compositions written that changed the face of music making. These seminal pieces allowed subsequent composers to break new ground and explore different

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Schubert: Master Musician

A son of Vienna, Schubert lived only 31 years, yet produced an enormous body of work. His songs are a high water mark in the genre. Beethoven said of them: “Truly, Schubert possesses the divine fire”. His compositions for chamber groups, such as the Trout and Death and the Maiden, piano sonatas which paved the way for Schumann and Chopin and symphonies reveal “the most poetic musician who ever lived” according to Liszt. In character he was a mixture of tenderness and coarseness,... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Schubert: Master Musician

<p>A son of Vienna, Schubert lived only 31 years, yet produced an enormous body of work. His songs are a high water mark in the genre. Beethoven said of them: “Truly, Schubert possesses the divine

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Beethoven in Context: His Life and Music

Beethoven has long been regarded as one of the giants of Western music. A true revolutionary and innovator, he had an extraordinary musical imagination. His struggles against increasing deafness and other difficulties in his career have also revealed him to be a truly heroic figure. This course will chart his development from his early years in Bonn up to his death Vienna, against the turbulent political background of the time. COURSE OUTLINE Birth, education and background in Bonn... [More]
$232 Limited inc GST / $209
Beethoven in Context: His Life and Music

<p>Beethoven has long been regarded as one of the giants of Western music. A true revolutionary and innovator, he had an extraordinary musical imagination. His struggles against increasing deafness

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Pop Music Virtuosos of the 60s and 70s

Pop music as always been thought of as pretty simple stuff. Three chords, 4/4 time, simple harmonies and melodies. But around about 1964 this all changed. Pop music started to become complex. There were many who led the way, some famous and some not so. We will look at these incredible musicians and play their music and examine their contribution too rock and pop. [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Pop Music Virtuosos of the 60s and 70s

Pop music as always been thought of as pretty simple stuff. Three chords, 4/4 time, simple harmonies and melodies. But around about 1964 this all changed. Pop music started to become complex. There

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Romantic Brahms

From his beginnings as a tavern piano player to his final appearance receiving ovations after every piece, Brahms was a man of contrasts. Never marrying but loving Clara Schumann all his life, writing in the late Romantic period but influenced by Classical composers, the unique beauty of his music can be grand and stirring, intimate and expressive, or bold and vibrant. This course examines the life and works of Brahms, in historical and social context, richly illustrated with... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
Romantic Brahms

<p>From his beginnings as a tavern piano player to his final appearance receiving ovations after every piece, Brahms was a man of contrasts. Never marrying but loving Clara Schumann all his life,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

An Evening in the Classical Period

What makes music of the Classical music so wonderful? Eighteenth century composers believed that music should be appreciated by all, regardless of class or education. Little wonder then that the music of this period, composed by such greats as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, is so popular. This lecture explores the music of the Classical period, what its composers were trying to achieve, and what gives it such great beauty and elegance. COURSE OUTLINE What makes music of the Classical... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
An Evening in the Classical Period

<p>What makes music of the Classical music so wonderful? Eighteenth century composers believed that music should be appreciated by all, regardless of class or education. Little wonder then that the

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The Doors: 50 Years On

The impact, influence and background of the 60s LA Band, the Doors, who uniquely combined elements of Rock with Poetry. No band has ever taken their place. The Doors were together for only 54 months, ending with the death of their lead singer, Jim Morrison. They sold over 100 million albums and still sell a million recordings a year. During this short course students will follow the history and development of the Doors and see most of the available footage of their performances. As... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
The Doors: 50 Years On

<p>The impact, influence and background of the 60s LA Band, the Doors, who uniquely combined elements of Rock with Poetry. No band has ever taken their place. The Doors were together for only 54

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Celebrating Woodstock: 50 Years On

Woodstock started it all. We look at the music, the people and the culture as we celebrate its 50th anniversary. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Celebrating Woodstock: 50 Years On

Woodstock started it all. We look at the music, the people and the culture as we celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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100 Years of Blues Music

“The Blues” is the basis of modern Pop, Rock and Roll and Jazz. This course will chart the development of Black Folk Music from its birth in the late nineteenth century Mississippi Delta through its many innovations and extensions. Discuss, listen and view rare performances by Blues greats in this short course. There will be CD and DVD giveaways each week and each student will receive a compilation CD covering the course highlights! COURSE OUTLINE The Origins of the Blues and... [More]