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Painting of piano concert by Turner

Music of the Romantic Period (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 28 July 2018
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

“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 Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults (8 weeks)

Grades 1-2: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 30 July 2018
These intensive courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, an internationally-recognised music theory syllabus. Added course material shows you how the theory applies to both classical and contemporary music. Learn the secrets of music, and how to use them. The courses provide an excellent background to the understanding of music for adults who are learning to sing or play a musical instrument, and lay foundations for future courses in higher grades. An excellent opportunity to cement new skills or refresh old ones.
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Beethoven composing

Eight Great Composers (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 1 August 2018
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

In this course we examine the lives and music of eight of the greatest composers of classical music. Each week we will examine biographical details, historical and social background, musical style and the great works of a composer. The eight studied will be Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Ravel. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Violin concerto

Understanding the Concerto (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 25 August 2018
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

Since the 17th century, the concerto has been one of the most popular genres of classical music, combining the virtuosity of a soloist with the power of an orchestra. This study day examines the structure and development of the concerto, with musical examples from such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and others.
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Calendar of future events

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