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Turner painting: The Fighting Temeraire

An Evening in the Romantic Period (1 evening)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Friday 30 August 2019
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

Composers in nineteenth century Europe 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.
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Portrait of Chopin by Delacroix

The Life and Music of Chopin (1 day)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday 14 September 2019
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

Chopin’s music has delighted music lovers for nearly two centuries. Perhaps no other composer is so closely associated with the piano, newly finding its voice in Chopin’s time. His too-short life had its own drama and turmoil, with his exile from Poland, his battle with illness, and his relationship with French authoress George Sand. This one-day music course explores what makes Chopin’s music so special, and we delve into the story of his life, his background, his struggles and his triumphs.
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Turner painting: The Fighting Temeraire

Stories Without Words: The Magic of Programme Music, Part II (1 morning)

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Monday 23 September 2019
Northside Opera Study Group, 454 Pacific Hwy, Lindfield

Programme music is music which paints a picture or tells a story, without the aid of sung or spoken words. In this lecture we explore more about the genre that has given us so much exciting, beautiful, and emotional music.
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opera mask

A Beginner’s Guide to Opera (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 14 October 2019
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney, Newtown

“Opera is about life and everything that entails – love, hate and passion.” – Lesley Garrett
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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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults

Grades 1-2: Thursdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 17 October 2019 (8 weeks)
Grade 1: Saturdays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm from 2 November 2019 (2.5 days)
Grade 4: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from 14 October 2019 (8 weeks)
Susan Deas Music, Leichhardt

These intensive courses will take you through the grades of AMEB Musicianship, with added course material showing 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. Learn new skills or refresh old ones.
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The Great Puccini (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 19 October 2019
WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca - Puccini’s operas are performed more often than any other composer’s, and loved by millions of listeners worldwide. As well as opera, Puccini loved women, shooting, fishing, and sports cars, and lived a life that occasionally matched the drama and scandal of his opera plots. This study day examines the life and music of Puccini, with lots of musical examples from some of the greatest operas of all time. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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