The 3 Bs: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms And Their Times (German Culture Workshops)

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 1 MAC 30/11/2019 30/11/2019 CWGER01

What will the course cover?

All you need is Bach. And Beethoven. And Brahms. What is it that makes the work of these three German composers so remarkable, outstanding and ground-breaking? All three changed music for ever. How exactly did these composers influence music, history and society? Can playing Beethoven's 9th symphony Ode an die Freiheit actually spark a change? We will be looking at the work, lives and times of the three German composers and their relationship to posterity and our modern times. Selected excerpts of their work in audio files in combination with visuals, contemporary written material, letters and documents, will guide us through over 300 years of music and the exploration of their meaning and impact.

Who is the course for?

This course is for everyone with an interest in music, history, the impact of music in historical, societal, political and individual context.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

This course provides an overview and does not require previous knowledge, skills or experience.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

¿ more familiarity with the life and work of the 3 Bs ¿ gain new insights into the role of music in society and its interpretation (e.g. John Dewey) ¿ a better understanding of the historical and individual background of the 3 B'

How is the course organised?

The course is organised in an interactive seminar format with tutor presentations, slides, visual illustrations, a variety of audio and film clips, Q&A and invitation for open group discussions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

No preparation or extra study is required.

How will my progress be assessed?

There is no assessment, but you are encouraged and welcome to actively participate and share your views and perceptions.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You may wish to learn more about German culture, music and history in general or reading music. Please visit our website to find more information about the huge range of classes and courses on offer.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

None. Please bring your enthusiasm, willingness to learn and curious mind. Resources and handouts will be provided by the tutor. A pen/pencil and notebook for making notes and/or sudden creative inspirations are useful..

What support is available?

Participants will have access to a Google Classroom website for further reading material and links to interesting topic related websites.