Music and Shakespeare – Summer 2016

William ShakespeareThe opening session will introduce the topic. We shall listen to examples of music from Shakespeare’s own time, including settings of his lyrics, and explore some of the musical references in his plays.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 7 meetings from 14 April 2016
Course Ref – C2335622

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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Giants of the North: the music of Nielsen and Sibelius – Autumn 2015

Jean SibeliusThe two great Scandinavian composers, the Dane, Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) and the Finn, Jean Sibelius, (1865-1957) were born in the same year, exactly 150 years ago.    The course explores two interesting lives as well as much of their music of different kinds.

Tutor – Tom Corfield
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm-3:00pm, 9 meetings from 24 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334903
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Glimpses of Mahler – Spring 2015

Gustav Mahler 1909Besides being a wonderful composer, and one of the greatest symphonists who ever lived, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was a fascinating character who lived at an interesting period. We will focus on a selection of pieces and set them in the context of his life and times. No musical knowledge is required.

Tutor – Tom Corfield
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 15 January 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Folk music into classical – Summer 2015

Bartók 3From Telemann and Haydn, through Grieg, Chopin and Musorgsky, to Vaughan Williams and Bartók, classical composers have been fascinated by the folk music of their own and other countries. Join us to explore some of the originals, and the fascinating results when the two worlds meet.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:30pm, 7 meetings from 23 April 2015

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Music in Vienna

Vienna opera houseExploring what was happening musically in Vienna on the eve of the First World War, we will also consider the social and cultural background.  The city was a notable centre of radical experiment but that was only a part of the total picture.  No musical knowledge is required.

Tutor – Tom Corfield
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1.30pm–3.00pm, 9 meetings from 25 September 2014

Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online