The music of Edward Elgar

Course Dates: 15/09/20 - 24/11/20
Time: 15:20 - 17:30
Location: Online
Tutors:
Karen Betley

Elgar’s music has always provoked mixed reactions - to some it represented the conservative tradition, to others it was progressive. This course will explore the ‘Elgar Enigma’ and uncover the real composer - whose music beautifully represents the pre-WW1 mood. This course has a scheduled break week on 27 October 2020.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

The course will focus on certain key works by Elgar, placing them in their appropriate context, historically and musically, and analysing them in terms of their formal, melodic and harmonic content.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- the key stages in Elgar’s life
- analysis of the formal, harmonic and melodic characteristics of certain key works by Elgar
- exploration of the conservative and progressive elements in Elgar’s output.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Identify the key stages in Elgar’s life
- Identify the formal, harmonic and melodic characteristics of certain key works by Elgar
- Identify the conservative and progressive elements in Elgar’s output.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous musical knowledge is necessary
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is an online course:
Sessions will be held via video-conference (google meets) and comprise combinations of lecture, discussion, quizzes, guided listening, video and score study. Course materials (handouts, scores, links to online videos) will be shared via google classroom.
You will be encouraged to do extra reading outside class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a good internet connection and a computer with microphone & webcam. If using a tablet it will need a screen large enough for you to comfortably view the class handouts.
You may also wish to purchase some of the music books or recordings discussed in class, links to these materials will be available online after each session.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

To find out more about music history classes Music history courses in London and online which lists our full programme of classes ordered by term, and by day of the week. You may then click on each title to read the full course outline.

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This course has now started

Course Code: MD022

Started Tue, day, 15 Sep - 24 Nov '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £209.00
Senior fee: £167.00
Concession: £127.00

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