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All classes are held once a month and last for 1 and a half hours starting with coffee and cake.
Locations are the Eastern suburbs or North Shore. They are easily accessable by public transport.
Classes may be conducted elsewhere and can be customised to fit your specific group.
Classes & Groups
Classes must be taken as a series of 6. A minimum of 5 people is required to join a class.
Address will be supplied upon enrolment.
What It's All About
Throughout musical history there have been compositions written that changed the face of music making. These seminal pieces allowed subsequent composers to break new ground and explore different ways of communicating with their audience.
This series delves into 6 of these pieces and looks at the impact they made on both composers and audiences.
Six Seminal Compositions
Throughout musical history there have been compositions written that changed the face of music making. These seminal pieces allowed subsequent composers to break new ground and explore different ways of communicating with their audience . . .
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Six Seminal Compositions
This Mass composed by French poet and composer Guillaume de Machaut is considered a masterpiece of both medieval music and of all religious music. It is thought to be the earliest complete setting of the Ordinary of the Mass written by a single composer.
Messe de nostra dame c 1365
Although actually the third opera ever written, L’Orfeo is usually considered the first ‘real’ opera. With the librettist Stringgio, Monteverdi’s musical drama is as awe inspiring today as it was 400 years ago.
Mozart never mentions this work so we know nothing of its origins, but we do know it is the greatest music he wrote while in Salzburg. Written exquisitely for both instruments, it is considered the most successful combination of both the symphony and the concerto.
Sinfonia Concertante in Eb ...
The Eroica, as it its known, marks the beginning of Beethoven’s creative middle period. This historically significant landmark piece shocked audiences when it was first heard as it breaks away from the boundaries of the Classical eras, moving ever closer to the Romantic period.
Symphony No 3.1803/4
This symphonic poem is regarded as a turning point in the history of music with the score being seen as the beginning of modern music. Although often referred to as an impressionistic work, Debussy was actually inspired by another movement; the symbolists.
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun 1894
This Ballet, written for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes in Paris with original choreography by Nijinsky, caused a rear riot when first performed. It boldly rejected the harmonies and rhythms of traditional compositions and led the way for many other movements throughout the 20th century.