Series 1 - Major Musical Milestones
This series explores musical concepts and ideas that were invented rather than evolved; that not only changed the course of musical history but also heavily influenced all of European history.
Series 2 - Reaction, Revolution & Romanticism
Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period.
Series 4 - Atonalism, Alienation & Appeasement
Listeners of classical music often find 20th century music difficult and demanding. The century spans the end of Romanticism, Atonalism, neo- Classicalism, Chance Music, Electronic Music and Minimalism to name a few.
Series 5 - Court-life, Conflict & Composer
Composers do not write in a vacuum. They are influenced by the world around them. This series looks at the lives of 7 composers and sees how the society in which they lived affected their musical output and their lives
Series 6 - Symphony's Selected Sections
Many people attend orchestral concert, can name the instruments but the actual physicality, dimension, sound production, history and function of most instruments remains a mystery.
Series 7 - Baroque - Bardi to Bach
The Baroque (1600- 1750) is a period of immense musical change. The era begins with a group of men in Florence, led by Count Bardi, totally influencing the direction of music.
Series 8 - Womens Writing Works
Throughout time women have been excluded from the world of professional music and especially composing. Those few who succeeded in the compositional world were marginalised, forbidden to write certain types of music.
Series 9 - Composers, Courts and Classicism
There was an enormous amount of change in the Classical period (about 1730- 1820), including the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, American Independence and for us in Australia both Cook and Phillip coming to our shores.
Series 10 - Six Seminal Compositions
Throughout musical history there have been compositions written that changed the face of music making. These seminal pieces allowed subsequent composers to break new ground and explore different ways of communicating with their audience.
Series 11 - Each Era Examined
Each era in music has certain characteristics which make it unique. These are often due to the social and political nature of the period, advancement in technologies and trends. By understanding these idiosyncrasies, it is easier to connect with the music.