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A history of jazz piano: a taster course

From New Orleans paddle steamers to boogie woogie, to Harlem stride, to bebop, to abstraction and beyond, look at how jazz piano has evolved over the last century and some of the key influential musicians.

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Date: 28 Jul 14 - 4 Aug 14
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A preview of the Proms 2014

The BBC Proms has long been described as the world's greatest music festival. Discover the major themes, works and performers of the 2014 season, which runs from 18 July to 13 September.

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Date: 9 Jul 14 - 11 Jul 14
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Abba: thank you for the music

Chart the history of phenomenon that is ABBA and assesses the impact they had not only on the music scene but also on popular culture and on the image of Sweden itself.

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Date: 9 Aug 14
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Bach and Luther

Explore the relationship between music and religion in early 18th century Lutheran Germany. Focus on Luther’s ideology and then look at the impact this had on JS Bach's music.

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Date: 1 Jun 14
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Earning his crust: Mozart's last decade

Although Mozart’s last decade was filled with masterpieces, it proved financially precarious. Study the triumphs and trials of a composer in Vienna at the end of the 18th century.
This course is being taught by Gavin Plumley.

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Date: 5 Jun 14 - 3 Jul 14
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Eurovision: gender, culture and change

Eurovision is an international institution; loved and loathed in equal measure. Chart the history of the event and of Europe itself and explores the major milestones since it began in 1956.

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Date: 10 Aug 14
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Exploring classical music

If you enjoy classical music then come and enrich your understanding of its history, composers and varying styles. For people with no specialist knowledge of music.
This course is being taught by Karen Betley.

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Date: 24 Sep 13 - 8 Jul 14
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Inside the BBC Symphony Orchestra

An exciting opportunity to get to know the orchestra and its concerts. Combine study of 2013/14 season repertoire with player visits and/or performances. Half price tickets available for featured concerts.
This course is being taught by David Nice.

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Date: 24 Sep 13 - 20 May 14
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Introducing Richard Strauss

2014 marks the 150th birthday of composer Richard Strauss. This course introduces the man and his music, from his youthful successes, through the great operas, to the Nazi era and Strauss's painful farewell works.

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Date: 7 Jul 14
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Introduction to music analysis and criticism

An introduction to the major building blocks of music. Learn about form, texture and instrumentation and how to recognise and talk about these facets within further areas of study.

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Date: 7 Jul 14 - 4 Aug 14
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