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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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Rossini to Puccini: 100 Years of Italian Opera

Italian opera was born about 1600. Non-Italian composers such as Handel, Gluck and Mozart wrote operas in Italian but it was the works by native Italian composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries that made Italian opera world famous, works by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini. Their operas are amongst the most famous ever written and today are performed in opera houses across the world. Some plots are comic, such as The Barber of Seville, some are tragic such as La... [More]
$239 Limited inc GST / $215
Rossini to Puccini: 100 Years of Italian Opera

<p>Italian opera was born about 1600. Non-Italian composers such as Handel, Gluck and Mozart wrote operas in Italian but it was the works by native Italian composers of the 19th and early 20th

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Music for Monarchs from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

Discover superb music composed for monarchs in England, Austria and France between the 14th and 18th centuries, by Taverner, Tye, Tallis, Purcell, Gluck, Haydn and Mozart, and anonymous. The monarchs, from Plantagenet, Tudor and Stuart England, include Edward III, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, Charles II and James II; from 18th century Austria the Habsburgs Maria Theresa, Leopold II, and Maria Theresa of Naples, spouse of Habsburg Emperor Franz II; and from France Louis XV and... [More]
$239 Limited inc GST / $215
Music for Monarchs from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

<p>Discover superb music composed for monarchs in England, Austria and France between the 14th and 18th centuries, by Taverner, Tye, Tallis, Purcell, Gluck, Haydn and Mozart, and anonymous. The

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Music of the Romantic Period

“Who can do anything after Beethoven?” Composers in nineteenth century Europe had a daunting predecessor, but the music they wrote is some of the most beautiful and dramatic of all classical music. Examining the music of the Romantic period in its historical and social context, we look at the works of composers such as Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. No musical knowledge is necessary. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE What is... [More]
$129 Limited inc GST / $116
Music of the Romantic Period

<p>“Who can do anything after Beethoven?” Composers in nineteenth century Europe had a daunting predecessor, but the music they wrote is some of the most beautiful and dramatic of all classical music.

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Four Great Works of Music

In 2021 ABC Classical Music ran the ‘Top 100 pieces you can’t live without’. This series analysis’ 4 of the top 10, looking at the composer, the music and its historical significance. The music is diverse, from Bach’s brilliant Cello Suites to Mozart’s famed Clarinet Concert, and Holst’s spectacular Planets. The final class will examine the history of film music with an emphasis on Morricone’s the Mission. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE Bach – Cello Suites: Bach wrote... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
Four Great Works of Music

<p>In 2021 ABC Classical Music ran the ‘Top 100 pieces you can’t live without’. This series analysis’ 4 of the top 10, looking at the composer, the music and its historical significance. The music is

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Music and Art at Christmas

The festival of Christmas has been celebrated in music and art from the Middle Ages onwards. In this seasonal course we will explore some of this very colourful heritage, from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern Eras. The sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental works will include anonymous medieval pieces, instrumental music by Vivaldi and Bach, choral music by Tallis, Sheppard, Hadley and Poulenc, a very beautiful Lied by Reger and cantilena by... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Music and Art at Christmas

<p>The festival of Christmas has been celebrated in music and art from the Middle Ages onwards. In this seasonal course we will explore some of this very colourful heritage, from the Medieval,

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Rock and Roll Heaven

Another year has passed and we have lost some more of the great musicians with whom we have grown up. Come along to see and hear some of your favorites from Rock, Soul, Blues and Pop. Some artists have passed this year such as Meat Loaf, members of The Marveletes, Ronettes, the Ventures, The Kingsmen and others. Some are perennial such as Little Richard, BB King, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Buddy Holly and many more. The evening will feature themes from Rock, Blues, Soul and Pop.... [More]
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Rock and Roll Heaven

<p>Another year has passed and we have lost some more of the great musicians with whom we have grown up. Come along to see and hear some of your favorites from Rock, Soul, Blues and Pop. Some artists

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Handel's Messiah

Attending a concert of Handel’s Messiah is one of the great joys of the Christmas season. It is a remarkable work with a remarkable history: when Charles Jennens prepared the text for Handel, he hoped “that the Composition may excel all his former Compositions, as the Subject excels every other Subject.” In this course we will discuss the background to the composition of this work, and explore the music that makes it one of the most loved and magnificent choral works of all time.... [More]
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Handel's Messiah

<p>Attending a concert of Handel’s Messiah is one of the great joys of the Christmas season. It is a remarkable work with a remarkable history: when Charles Jennens prepared the text for Handel, he

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