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Music Appreciation With Peter Eccles

Music AppreciationThe aim in these courses of to explore a great variety of `classical' music from baroque music to some quite recent music and in a variety of genres: orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental music and choral music.  Some who attend are very knowledgeable about music and others are fairly...

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Music AppreciationThe aim in these courses of to explore a great variety of `classical' music from baroque music to some quite recent music and in a variety of genres: orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental music and choral music.  Some who attend are very knowledgeable about music and others are fairly new to classical music and the aim is to provide...

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The Roaring Twenties The Beautiful And The Damned

The Jazz AgeFrom its humble origins in New Orleans, jazz spread around the world and came to symbolise the carefree abandon of the 1920s.The Birth Of The MusicalThrough the efforts of some of America’s greatest composers, the innocuous musical comedy of the early 1900s was transmuted into a new art...

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The Jazz AgeFrom its humble origins in New Orleans, jazz spread around the world and came to symbolise the carefree abandon of the 1920s.The Birth Of The MusicalThrough the efforts of some of America’s greatest composers, the innocuous musical comedy of the early 1900s was transmuted into a new art form.Country Cousins: The Boom In Blues And HillbillyRecord companies finally...

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The Tawdry Thirties Collapse Into Chaos The Shape Of Things To Come

Topics- Music:Let’s Dance- Propelled by the exciting new trend in pop music- Swing – young people found a refuge from the gloomy headlines in dancing. And one entrepreneur made a million showing them how to do it. Depression Blues- The Wall Street Crash made the working classes poor and the poor...

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Topics- Music:Let’s Dance- Propelled by the exciting new trend in pop music- Swing – young people found a refuge from the gloomy headlines in dancing. And one entrepreneur made a million showing them how to do it. Depression Blues- The Wall Street Crash made the working classes poor and the poor classes destitute. Music became a vehicle for their protest, starting...

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