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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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“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.”

 

Upcoming Courses

January 2018

GLOBE TO GLOBE: A HISTORY OF MUSIC ASSOCIATED WITH SHAKESPEARE Pt2 (1800-1995)

Friday January 5, 2018 at 18:30 to Sunday January 7, 2018 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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In the C19th & C20th, we find the Bard translated and thus attracting attention from continental composers with full concert pieces and operas. We will investigate Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Wagner, Verdi et al. who fell under his spell. Shostakovich, Walton took on filmic challenges. Finally, we almost come full circle with performances seeking to recreate the Elizabethan era by theatres such as the RSC, particularly with the opening of the new Globe. A roller-coaster tour to fascinate and enlighten. Julian Williamson…

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