Adult Courses starting Autumn 2003

 

300 years of music in continental Europe

Day and time of course : Wednesday 2.0 - 3.30 pm

Start Date : 1/10/03

Venue : Wollaton Youth Hall, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton

Fee: £33 (concessions A £24.75, B £5)

Contact : Ron Peck, 43, Blandford Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Notts NG9 4GY Tel : 0115 9250616

In this course we shall focus on continental music from the 15th to the 18th centuries, placing it in a cultural and historical framework,[ and allowing some comparison with contemporary British music]. We shall consider a few works in detail : a chanson by Binchois, a Mass by Palestrina, an Italian madrigal an opera by Monteverdi and a dramatic work by Rameau. Members of the course will be encouraged to choose the topics for study.

 

Handel : a Biography in Music

Day and Time of Course :
Thursday 10am-12 pm
StartDate:9/10/03
15 meetings
15 credits

Venue : University Adult Education Centre, Shakespeare Street
Fee £72 (£18)

Contact : The Enrolment Secretary, University Adult Education Centre, 14 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4QF tel 0845 070 0106 or 0115 9516516
email : shakespeare.street@nottingham.ac.uk
Course Code N209
Certificate Code CS

In this course we shall explore the music of Handel - Britain's most popular composer and one of the greatest composers of the eighteenth century, perhaps of all time. We shall look at his international career, in Germany, Italy and England in a world where tastes were changing radically and new forms and styles evolving . We shall listen to a wide selection of works from his vast output, particularly in the fields of opera, oratorio and concerto. We shall also try to place him in historical context with the help of contemporary writings, and see how Handel was influenced by other musicians and artists.

Music inspired by Shakespeare
Day and time of course :
Wednesday 2.0 - 3.30 pm
Start Date : 14/1/04

Venue : Wollaton Youth Hall, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton

Fee: £33 (concessions A £24.75, B £5)

Contact : Ron Peck, 43, Blandford Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Notts NG9 4GY Tel : 0115 9250616

In this course we shall explore music inspired by Shakespeare, from delicate song-settings of the 17th and 18th centuries by Johnson, Morley and Arne, to Thomas Linley's Ode on the Fairies and Witches, programmatic works such as Mendellsohn's Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, symphonic poems by Berlioz and Strauss, and operas by Purcell, and Britten

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