Song of the Birds and the Occasional Nightingale: The Cello and Its Music

Ref: C3127099

Song of the Birds and the Occasional Nightingale. The cello and its music. There is a wealth of music written for the cello ranging from the solo Suites of Bach to classical and romantic works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and many more besides. The day will look at the music and its performers and the circumstances behind the creation of the music.

Course aim

There is a wealth of music written for the cello ranging from the solo Suites of Bach to works by classical and romantic composers. The day will look at the music and its performers and the circumstances behind the creation of the music.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Be able to recognize the sound and range of the cello.
  • Name at least 5 compositions written for the cello.
  • Be able to name 3 performers of the cello.
  • Greater awareness of the historical development of the instrument and some of its famous makers.

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

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Song of the Birds and the Occasional Nightingale: The Cello and Its Music

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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