Magic of Mozart

Ref: C3670909

This course will investigate the chronological development of W.A.Mozart`s life, times and music. Particular attention will be made to the study of the wide range of musical genres which W.A.Mozart composed e.g. symphonies , string quartets. operas etc. Considerable use of CD sound illustrations will be made.

Course aim

This course will investigate the life, times and music of W.A.Mozart, who strove to break away from the shackles of servitude and become one of the first genuine `freelance` musicians.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Be more familiar in listening to music more carefully with greater understanding and enjoyment.
  • Brief recall of the circumstances surrounding W.A.Mozart`s life and times.
  • Brief recall of several significant musical compositions composed by W.A.Mozart
  • Be aware of the characteristics of music of the classical period of music.
  • Be encouraged to listen to more of Mozart`s music on radio3 , Classic FM etc.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Students may wish to continue their musical studies by not only attending musical concerts, but may also choose to start to play a musical instrument upon which they could perform music composed by W.A.Mozart.

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Magic of Mozart


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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