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James Wyatt's Pantheon, London, built 1772

Music of the Classical Period (1 day)

9:30 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday 13 August 2022
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St, Sydney (face-to-face)

Eighteenth century composers believed that music should be understood and 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 day examines the music of the classical period, its structures and forms, its historical and social context, and its principal composers.
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Understanding the Symphony (4 weeks)

10:00 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays from 31 August 2022
Online via Zoom, through Susan Deas Music

What is a symphony? For more than two centuries the symphony has represented the summit of a composer’s ambition. But what actually defines a symphony, and how do you listen to one? Learning more about symphonies can deepen your enjoyment of some of the most wonderful music ever composed. This music course gives you an understanding of what to listen for, and how to get more out of your listening to symphonies. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Chamber Music

Understanding Chamber music (1 day)

9:30 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday 10 September 2022
University of Sydney, 160 Missenden Rd Newtown (face-to-face)

Chamber music is one of the most intimate forms of classical music. It combines the wealth and richness of classical music structures with the intimacy of being able to see each performer, and hear what each one is playing. This music appreciation course explores the structures and development of chamber music, and the great composers who contributed to it, including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. We will listen to some of the great pieces of chamber music, and explore what makes them wonderful. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Renaissance musicians

Music Theory for Adults, Grade 3 (8 weeks)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursdays from 13 October 2022
Online via Zoom, through Susan Deas Music

These intensive music 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. Grade 3 introduces composition of melodies, cadences, four-part harmony, and modes. Participants must have completed Susan's courses of Grades 1 and 2 before attending this course.
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Turner: Music Party, Petworth, 1835

Music of the Romantic Period (1 day)

9:30 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday 22 October 2022
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St, Sydney (face-to-face)

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.
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