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Beethoven composing

Eight Great Composers (8 weeks)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesdays from 6 May 2020
ONLINE through the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney

What makes a composer ‘great’? Why does the work of some composers still resonate, delighting contemporary audiences? 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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Music Theory Classes for Adults

Music Theory Classes for Adults

Grades 1-2, Monday mornings for 8 weeks from 4 May 2020
This course may be offered as an online course. Further details coming soon.

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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Painting of Mozart

The Miracle of Mozart (1 day)

9:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday 9 May 2020
ONLINE through the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sydney

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote over six hundred works, including some of the most-loved pieces in the classical repertoire. These include the Clarinet Concerto, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, The Marriage of Figaro, the Requiem, and many others. Mozart’s life is a fascinating tale, from his beginnings as a true child prodigy, through to career challenges and triumphs, and fame and (sometimes) fortune. Discover the life and music of Mozart, richly illustrated with many musical examples, portraits, and readings from Mozart’s letters.
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Painting of Baroque orchestra

The Concerto Grosso (1 evening)

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Friday 29 May 2020
ONLINE through WEA Sydney, 72 Bathurst St Sydney

The Concerto Grosso was loved by Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are examples in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many of Handel’s concertos. In this lecture we explore how the genre works, contrasting a small group of soloists with the orchestra to create a wonderful variety of textures and musical ideas. We will listen to some great music and explore its historical context. No musical knowledge is necessary.
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Calendar of future events

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