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Portrait of Mozart

The Life and Music of Mozart (4 weeks)

10:00 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays from 9 February 2022
Online via Zoom, through Susan Deas Music

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote some of the most-loved pieces in the classical repertoire, including the Clarinet Concerto, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, The Marriage of Figaro, and many others. Mozart’s life is a fascinating tale, from his beginnings as a child prodigy, through challenges and triumphs to fame and (sometimes) fortune. In this music appreciation course, we will examine the life and music of Mozart, richly illustrated with many musical examples, portraits, and readings from Mozart’s letters.
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Opera mask

A Beginner’s Guide to Opera (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 16 February 2022
Online via Zoom, through The University of Sydney

This course provides a guide to the appreciation and enjoyment of opera for the beginner, as well as a deeper exploration of the history and elements of opera for the more experienced listener. We explore the history, forms and structures of opera, considering the work of composers such as Mozart, Wagner, Verdi and Puccini, and listening to performances by some of the great singers. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Ancient Greek musicians

Music Theory for Adults, Grades 1-2 (8 weeks)

10:00 am - 12:00 am Thursdays from 17 February 2022
Online via Zoom, through Susan Deas Music

This intensive 8-week course introduces the basics of music theory: how the elements of music combine to create the music we love. We cover Grades 1 and 2 of AMEB Musicianship, with extra material showing how the theory applies to both classical and contemporary music. Learn the secrets of music, and how to apply them. For adults who are learning to sing or play a musical instrument, or experienced musicians wanting to refresh their skills.
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Portrait of Handel

The Magnificent Handel (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 19 February 2022
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

Handel is the greatest, ablest composer that ever lived.” Thus said Beethoven of the composer best-known for his choral music, particularly Messiah. But in his own time Handel was known as a German who wrote Italian operas for English audiences. This music course examines the whole range of Handel’s music, as well as the highs and lows of his life and career. No prior musical knowledge is necessary.
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Music notes on a plate

Music Theory: A Taster (1 morning)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday 7 March 2022
Online via Zoom, through Susan Deas Music

Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This workshop allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music. We will explore the basics of music’s inner workings, and discuss where to go next if you would like to learn more. No prior musical knowledge is required.
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Grand piano in an elegant room

The Piano (4 weeks)

10:00 am - 11:30 am Wednesdays from 16 March 2022
Online via Zoom, through Susan Deas Music

Some of the most famous classical music of all time has been written for the piano, including Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Chopin’s Nocturnes, and Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata. Explore the development of the piano, from its forerunners in the organ and the harpsichord, through to the instrument we know and love today. We will listen to some of the most beautiful and thrilling compositions for the piano, and discover the composers who helped to find the instrument’s voice. No musical knowledge (or piano skills!) are necessary.
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Portrait of Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Turmoil and Triumph (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 26 March 2022
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

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. Yet the composer was haunted by self-criticism and the criticism of others all his life. This course examines the troubled life of this great composer and the passionate, intense music which came from his struggle. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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