Starts February 3, 2016
Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
$175 per 10-class session
Please note: This class is part of a ten-class series, beginning February 3, 2016 and ending April 7, 2017. Tickets may not be purchased to individual classes.
Rediscover the 20 longest lasting and most loved musical works of all time, and learn the secret to their universal popularity and longevity. These works will range from the Middle Ages with “Greensleeves” to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
The object of this class will be to explore the musical secrets in these pieces with their interplay of musical instinct and skill inherent in the forms of melody, choice of key, phrase structure and harmonies which give these works their magic and lasting appeal.
Also examined will be such works as Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”, Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata, Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No. 2”, and many more works which have remained constant favorites with experts, musicians and the general public since their inception.
Session II is a continuation of Session I, which starts November 4. Sessions may be enjoyed independently.
Juliette de Marcellus
Juliette de Marcellus is a pianist, prize-winning music critic and lecturer. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London and with professor Leonie Gombrich at Oxford. She has written a narrative version of Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite” for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.