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Course - European Capitals of Music
Course Level: Senior
Famous musical capitals provide the framework for this series of lectures with live music. The first three concentrate not only on 19th century Vienna, but on Schubert in Vienna and writing chamber music. Why did this music happen then, where was it played, who provoked, preformed and paid for it. And was it considered successful?
The final three lectures ask similar questions of other capital cities: 20th century chamber music in Paris, baroque music in London under the shadow of Handel, and virtuoso violin playing in Rome focused on Corelli, the 300th anniversary of whose death is being celebrated this season.
The works in each programme are played by present members of the Royal Academy of Music.
Lecture 1 - Schubert's Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940
Lecture 2 - Schubert's Trout Quintet in A, D.667
Lecture 3 - Vienna and Schubert: Death and the Maiden String Quartet
Lecture 4 - Paris Debussy and Ravel
Lecture 5 - London Music Under the Shadow of Handel
Lecture 6 - Rome Corelli and Geminiani