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CLASSICAL MUSIC CRASH COURSE
SANDY BURNETT Tuesday 05 November 2019

 

 

 

STUDY DAY

TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

 2019

AT NEW WINDMILL HALL, UPMINSTER

10 TO 15.00

 

WITH SANDY BURNETT

 

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC CRASH COURSE

 

          This course covers three hundred years of great classical music, from the first  opera still to be performed today, Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (1607), through to the work that perhaps more than any other signalled the start of modernism, the ballet The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky (1913). Progressing through the, Classical and Romantic eras, Sandy discusses what role music played in each, and illustrates how composers went about the process of shaping their works. A  glossary of key terms and list of essential elements of each era is provided, along with a playlist with details of the musical illustrations used.

 

Sandy is one of the UK’s most versatile music commentators, enjoying a career  that combines broadcasting, performing and lecturing. After studying at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and working as music director for the RSC, National Theatre and in London’s West End, Sandy Burnett spent a decade as one  of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3. Combining engaging scholarship with hands-on expertise, he devises and leads cultural holidays all over the world, the author of the Idler Guide to Classical Music, is a highly sought after double bassist on the London jazz scene, and was appointed the Academy of Ancient Music’s Hogwood Fellow for the 2018-19 season.