City stories

These courses focus on events and stories from cities and regions around the world - explore their heritage and culture, and their influence on the rest of the globe. From the relationship between music and art from the medieval period to the 20th century, to the rich past of Warsaw - discover the history of some fascinating locations.

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  1. Music in the Habsburg city of Pressburg and the Austrian Netherlands

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore the musically fruitful relationship between the Habsburgs and the city of Pressburg and the Austrian Netherlands. Haydn, Beethoven and the Hummels are just some of the composers who benefited from this Imperial union. No previous musical knowledge necessary. [Note: No class session on 16 February 2018]. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  2. "Habsburg" Cities in the Successor States (since 1918)

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will cover the divergent trajectories of the same cities in the successor states to the Habsburg Empire. While Vienna went from Imperial metropolis via capital of a small nation state to provincial backwater during the Third Reich before its rebirth after 1945 and especially following the fall of Communism, Budapest and Prague became the seats of government of independent Hungary and Czechoslovakia in 1918. Tutor: Rudolf Muhs.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Music in Emperor Joseph II's Vienna

    Course Date: Fri 13 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The peculiar mix of nationalities in 18th century Vienna, resulting from the Habsburg Empire, were necessary soil for the outstanding musical fruits of Joseph II's reign. Come and explore some of the most important works written in Vienna by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven during the final decades of the 18th century. No previous musical knowledge necessary. [Note: No class session on 01 June 2018]. Tutor: Karen Betley.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

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