Classical music appreciation: the orchestral ouverture
What you'll learn
- What is the orchestral ouverture
- The birth, development and history of this genre
- How to listen to an ouverture depending on when it was composed
- Music appreciation on: Monteverdi, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bizet, Wagner and Prokofiev
- The course is accessible to anyone
Hello and welcome!
The orchestral ouverture belongs both to the opera and the concert hall; it is one of the most played and beloved genres ever, and his story covers more than 300 years of history and touches many, many great composers.
Ouvertures are everywhere in classical music and it is really worth investing time getting familiar with this genre and building a solid, in-depth understanding of it!
In this course we are going to learn about its birth, development and transformations through the centuries, discovering together and listening to several unforgettable pieces of music. How can we ever be sated of diving into this art and getting to touch its core?
Join and enjoy!
Who this course is for:
- All who want to broaden and deepen their knowledge and train their listening of the ouverture and orchestral music in general
My name is Giacomo Mura, I am a 27-years-old Italian classical violinist and music teacher.
During and after my graduation in conservatory in Como I attended for years the history of music courses held by the well-known professor Alberto Batisti (one of the most important Italian music historians), where I learnt to look at music as part of our culture, and experienced the communication of the joy and the wonder born by a greater understanding and immersion into it.
I have been working for more than one year in the diffusion of a good and solid knowledge of classical music without demanding any basic preparation from my audience, teaching its history and how to listen with greater awareness and enjoyment.
During the past few years I held events and lectures working along with the Italian embassy in Vienna, the "Società Dante Alighieri" in Vienna, several Wiener Volkshochschülen, the associations "MUSEDU" and "Initiative WIr Sinnd".