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Music Appreciation

This class will be taught Via Zoom, Peter will email a link out to you before each class.Autumn Music involving a keyboard instrumentIn this course we will listen to music from the past three hundred years involving a keyboard instrument, mainly the piano but in earlier years the harpsichord and the...

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This class will be taught Via Zoom, Peter will email a link out to you before each class.Autumn Music involving a keyboard instrumentIn this course we will listen to music from the past three hundred years involving a keyboard instrument, mainly the piano but in earlier years the harpsichord and the clavichord, and in recent years the celesta.  The music may...

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The Great American Songbook 1900 1960

The course springs form my perennial love of these songs, as a listener, as a lover of words used with wit and beauty, and as a singer and performer of them for many years.This will be a ten session course concentrating on the many kinds of songs which came out...

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The course springs form my perennial love of these songs, as a listener, as a lover of words used with wit and beauty, and as a singer and performer of them for many years.This will be a ten session course concentrating on the many kinds of songs which came out of the era known as the Golden Age of American...

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Visions Of Tomorrow: Art And Music In Britain 1770 1920

By 1770 British art was beginning to find its feet.  Blake, Constable and Turner became leading figures in the Romantic movement and even reversed the Continental influence which had dominated the British scene for a very long time.  The Irish Uprising of 1798 had profound political, social and cultural consequences...

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By 1770 British art was beginning to find its feet.  Blake, Constable and Turner became leading figures in the Romantic movement and even reversed the Continental influence which had dominated the British scene for a very long time.  The Irish Uprising of 1798 had profound political, social and cultural consequences including the revival of Irish rebel music which continued to...

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We All Fall Down The Eighties The Age Of Polarisation And Extremes

The Eighties was a period of flux and change in which the tensions in society and politics tested everything to breaking point.This saw the rise of new leaders such as Thatcher and Reagan who were in themselves divisive as well unique and transformative. Their self-confidence and political conviction mirrored the...

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The Eighties was a period of flux and change in which the tensions in society and politics tested everything to breaking point.This saw the rise of new leaders such as Thatcher and Reagan who were in themselves divisive as well unique and transformative. Their self-confidence and political conviction mirrored the strains in the Eastern Bloc which saw the eventual collapse...

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