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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.”

 

April 2019

WAGNER’S TRISTAN: MYTH AND REALITY – A GREAT OPERA CONSIDERED FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE

April 12th at 18:30 to April 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

One of the most famous love stories, some of the most hypnotic music ever written, audiences intrigued for over a century by its revolutionary design. We will, however, dig deeper and discover how, perhaps, Wagner's own marriage break-up and his passions for Mathilde Wesendonk and Cosima von Bulow spill over and make-believe reflects reality throughout a plot related to its composer's own social traumas. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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September 2019

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF ITALY: A HERITAGE UNDESERVEDLY NEGLECTED

September 6th at 18:30 to September 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

From the Gabrielis and Monteverdi, through the 18th-20th centuries, music of Rome, Venice and Nice evolved from lone instrument to piano to larger ensemble. Enjoy non-operatic works by Corelli, Vivaldi and Rossini and unjustly-neglected figures such as Cristofori, Marcadante and Martucci, ending with Respighi for some scenic orchestral description. Julian Williamson (London www.highamhall.com/julian-williamson) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166ital

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