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Lifelong Learning 16/17 - The String Quartet

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Learning for pleasure course

A non-accredited music course.

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CLL 16/17

Course Dates

20th April 2017 – 8th June 2017

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£57.00
Course Description

Two violins, one viola, and one cello: this instrumental combination has motivated composers for over two centuries to produce some of their most strikingly intimate pieces. Accompanied by live violin demonstrations, this course will trace the history of the string quartet, exploring how the genre became a cultural melting pot, crossing paths with philosophy and literature. The project will feature music by Schubert, Ravel, Bartók, Shostakovich and Adès, as well as the cornerstone works of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.

Richard Powell BA MA

Term: Summer

Day: Thursday

Start Date: 20 April 2017

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 8

Full fee: £57.00

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