ONLINE SEMINAR
January 20 | Go For Baroque!

$275.00

One of Western history’s longest and richest eras falls between 1600 and 1750, commonly known as the ‘Baroque’ period in the arts. In the field of music, concertos, suites, sonatas, cantatas, operas and oratorios, not to mention huge leaps forward in instrumental design and construction, were just some of the innovations of the time. The result was music of greater depth, drama, warmth, expression and emotion, created by some of history’s most popular composers.

This seminar will consist of a weekly lecture with recorded music examples, followed by a period of Q&A with discussion. There may be some short required listening between meetings. Reading and writing of music not required.

When: Four weekly sessions on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, starting January 20, 2022

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$275 plus 13% HST (approx. US$207 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date. Our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded.

All seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at time of purchase. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.

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LEADER

Rick Phillips is a busy broadcaster, podcaster, writer and reviewer, lecturer, concert host and music tour guide. He is the author of The Essential Classical Recordings – 101 CDs, published by McClelland & Stewart. During 30 years with CBC Radio, from 1994 to 2008, Rick was the host and producer of SOUND ADVICE, the weekly guide to classical music and recordings, heard across Canada on both CBC Radio One and Radio Two every weekend. He holds a B. Mus. from McGill University and a M. Mus. from the University of Toronto. Rick has long loved the music of the Baroque period, how it evolved, and how it strongly influenced music that followed.

BOOK

Companion to Baroque Music, by Julie Anne Sadie
(University of California Press; reprint edition, 1998)
ISBN-13: 978-0520214149

The above book is recommended, but not required for this seminar.

We encourage you to support local bookstores or other independent sellers, especially as alternatives to Amazon.

In the US and the UK, try Bookshop.org, World of Books, or Ebooks (electronic books only)

In the US and Canada, try Powell’s Books, IndieBound, and Thiftbooks (used books only in Canada)

In Canada, try McNally Robinson

One of Western history’s longest and richest eras falls between 1600 and 1750, commonly known as the ‘Baroque’ period in the arts. In the field of music, concertos, suites, sonatas, cantatas, operas and oratorios, not to mention huge leaps forward in instrumental design and construction, were just some of the innovative advances that occurred during the Baroque. The result was music of greater depth, drama, warmth, expression and emotion, created by some of history’s most popular composers, including Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), J. S. Bach (1685-1750) and G. F. Handel (1685-1759).

Orfeo by Monteverdi, The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, the Brandenburg Concertos by Bach and Messiah by Handel are just some of the masterpieces we’ll explore. The series will trace the musical developments in Europe during the Baroque period, linking these developments to wider sociopolitical history, as we seek greater understanding and enjoyment.

This seminar will consist of a weekly lecture with recorded music examples, followed by a period of Q&A with discussion. There may be some short required listening between meetings. Reading and writing of music not required.

“If the King loves music, it is well with the land “ – Mensius, Chinese philosopher 372 B.C.–289 B.C

 

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at the time of purchase; no retroactive discounts will be issued.

All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. Click the link for full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars.

Classical Pursuits does not record seminars. By participating in any seminar, registrants agree not to make their own seminar recordings and to abide by the Classical Pursuits code of conduct.

Image credit: Aniello Falcone’s “The Concert”

 

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