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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 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]

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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]

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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. Punk, new wave, ‘Madchester’ and ‘Britpop’ saw all three cities consolidate their reputations as dynamic creative hubs. In this course we will... [More]

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Music Depicted

A brief look at music in performance as represented in Western Art. From the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 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/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.... [More]
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<p>A brief look at music in performance as represented in Western Art. From the Middle Ages to the 20th century.</p>

<p><strong>This class will be delivered online via the online platform <a href="/

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08 Jan

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An Evening with Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky created some of the most well-loved music of the classical repertoire, including Swan Lake, the Nutcracker Suite and the 1812 Overture as well as his wonderful symphonies and concertos. Join us as we spend an evening exploring the life and music of this wonderful composer. No prior musical knowledge is necessary. This class... [More]

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Evocations of the Pastoral World

Inspirational pastoral music, spanning the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic eras: Corelli, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz. The serenity of the music will be complemented by images and both Instrumental and vocal music included – concertos, symphonies, arias, duets, songs, and choruses. This class will be delivered... [More]
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<p>Inspirational pastoral music, spanning the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic eras: Corelli, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz. The serenity of the music will be

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12 Jan

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Fats, The Innovator and The Killer: The Kings of Rock Piano

Enjoy a retrospective of the three greatest Rock pianists from the origins of the genre. Fats Domino brought Blues and New Orleans Creole culture to early rock; Little Richard introduced the driving rhythms and falsetto yells copied by the Beatles and others; and The Killer, Jerry Lee Lewis, was the first “Wild Man of Rock and Roll”. This class... [More]

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A Magical Mystery Tour

Sample some of the music and stories that form the backdrop to Lanning's classes in 2021. 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/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.... [More]
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<p>Sample some of the music and stories that form the backdrop to Lanning's classes in 2021.</p>

<p><strong>This class will be delivered online via the online platform <a href="/zoom">Zoom</a>.

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19 Jan

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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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