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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.

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING JULIAN’S COURSES:
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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.”

 

Upcoming Courses

September 2017

GLOBE TO GLOBE: A HISTORY OF MUSIC ASSOCIATED WITH SHAKESPEARE Pt1 (1599-1800)

September 15th at 18:30 to September 17th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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RESCHEDULED DATE - This Part 1 course was postponed from its original date in April. It has been rescheduled for this date. We are contacting those who had booked on to inform them of the new date and apologise for any inconvenience caused. Tracing 400 years of immense influence from original staging to the re-built Globe in two parts. This first part covers the C17th-C18th glory years of the orginal Globe, the post-Cromwellian restoration period of Purcell & Co., the…

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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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RESCHEDULED COURSE - Because Part 1 had to be re-scheduled (from April to Sept 2017), this Part 2 has shifted to this new date from its original Sept 2017 date. Apologies for any inconvenience! Here, 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…

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