The Triumph of Tchaikovsky's Music

Ref: C3673557

This course Celebrates the 125th anniversary since the death of P Tchaikovsky , an outstanding figure in 19th century Russian music. This course will consider contemporary Russian political and social circumstances. along with the chronological study of P.Tchaikovsky`s life ,linked with investigating the unique Russian musical style of composition which he achieved, as exemplified in a wide variety of musical compositions/genres which will be studied. Considerable use of CD sound illustrations and DVD operatic /ballet extracts will be made . No prior musical knowledge is required.

Course aim

This course celebrates the 125th anniversary of the death of the 19th century Russian composer , Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and will consider the background to his life , times and music.

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 able to identify the basic elements bound within music.
  • Be able to briefly recall Tchaikovsky's life circumstances and contemporary times.
  • Be able to describe romantic musical style.
  • Be able to recall several of Tchaikovsky`s compositions ,from varying genres.
  • Be able to enjoy listening to Tchaikovsky`s music with greater understanding and enjoyment, at local concerts 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
  • Use of SMART criteria in setting objectives and learning methods.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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The Triumph of Tchaikovsky's Music


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