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Julian Williamson – (Music Appreciation)

  • well-known and popular conductor and lecturer from London
  • tremendously knowledgeable on all aspects of classical music and its exponents’ lives

Traditional lectures with plenty of listening for anyone interested in proper music appreciation which takes in the culture of the times as well as the music, led by an expert with tremendous depth of knowledge and practical experience. So good, we drag this longstanding Tutor up the country as often as we can.

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“Superb.”
“Absolutely Brilliant.”
“Julian fantastic as always, the breadth and depth of his knowledge and ability to pitch the course at a level that is accessible to those of us who don’t know much, but high enough for others who do, are amazing.
Julian is an excellent tutor, with extensive knowledge, but also the gift of imparting that knowledge in an interesting and humorous way.”
“He is easy on ear and eminently approachable.”
“As enjoyable and informative as Julian’s courses always are, extremely well researched and well presented.”
“Julian is always well prepared and delivers the lectures in a thoroughly interesting style.”

 

January 2020

DIAGHILEV AND THE BALLET RUSSE: EXTRAORDINARY ERA, EXTRAORDINARY MAN

Friday January 10, 2020 at 18:30 to Sunday January 12, 2020 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Ballet Russe took a tired art form into the C20th, setting new boundaries for most subsequent Ballet and commissioning music from Stravinsky, Ravel, Fall, Prokofiev, Satie, as well as avante-garde set designs from the likes of Picasso. The vision of Sergei Diaghilev blended such elements and made audiences gasp. Explore a remarkable story. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166 See also courses by Chris Rodwell, Ian France and Tim Shuker.

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