Composers in Time

Steve Millward (History Inc)

 This ten-week course will give a historical and political context to the work of a range of composers and songwriters – some of them acknowledged masters, others obscure but important. It will explore how they reacted to, and interpreted, the world around them and draw from a wide variety of music, illustrated by video clips.                                                     


Oct   3       A Message in Their Music:  Classical music icons make a statement
Oct 10      Mirror To War: Composers respond to two world wars
Oct 17      Against the Odds:  The Struggle to be heard against bigotry and prejudice
Oct 24      Did They Have News for You:  Satire and parody from musical masters of wit
Oct 31     The Battle for Independence:  Musical Insurrection in Europe, Africa and Latin America
Nov  7      The African-American Experience:  Gospel, blues, soul and jazz
Nov 14     My Town:   Composers and comment on their immediate environment
Nov 21     Protest Music: 100 years of campaigning in the USA
Nov 28    The Swinging Sixties: Changing times impact on the musical spectrum
Dec   5      Contemporary Concerns: Today’s composers have their say

Day: Wednesdays              Time:  13.30-15.30

Nine weeks, starting 3 October – 5 December 2018

Emmanuel Church
6 Barlow Moor Road
M20 6TR.

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£60 n/a 12 30

To reserve a place please contact, Andrew Jones  Telephone: 0161-491-2874


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