Mozart and the piano concerto
Time: 15:30 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
The course aims to provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation of the piano concertos by Mozart.
What will we cover?
The course will focus on certain key concertos by Mozart, placing them in their appropriate context, historically and musically, and analysing them in terms of their formal, melodic and harmonic content.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Identify the key stages in Mozart’s life
- Identify the formal, harmonic and melodic characteristics of certain key concertos by Mozart
- Recognise the value of the concerto in Mozart’s output.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is designed as an overview for both beginners and enthusiasts. However, we will look at some music manuscripts and learn to identify key features of music notation (how many voices are singing, etc…) so this course will be most suitable for those who are curious and ambitious to learn.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Sessions will comprise combinations of lecture, discussion, quizzes, guided listening, video and score study.
- You will be encouraged to do extra reading outside class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may also wish to purchase some of the music books or recordings discussed in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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Karen Betley is a clarinettist and music historian, she studied at Goldsmiths university and has taught wind instruments and music history at both Morley College and City Lit whilst performing with her own chamber music ensemble. At City Lit she teaches the ever-popular Exploring Classical Music class and also the Wind ensemble. In 2017 Karen was awarded the Teacher of the Year prize by Lulu on behalf of City Lit.
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