Classical music – history & performance 1650 to the present

Course code: 19007
Location: Beaumaris Senior Centre
Day/time:  Thursday 2pm-4pm Fortnightly
Starts: 14-Feb  Ends: 5-Dec

A program of instrumental and orchestral Classical music with some audio but mostly video content. A critique of composers, artists and performances stimulating a desire to explore new areas of music and to enhance participants’ enjoyment of and interest in classical music throughout the ages. Some of the music will be familiar but there will also be a lot of music by unjustly neglected composers. Program suggestions are invited.

David has recently discovered Youtube has an enormous amount of freely available, very interesting videos featuring legendary artists and orchestras from the 1920’s to the present. Most of it is not available on DVD’s and David will be showing and discussing carefully selected items.

This class alternates on Thursdays with David’s Jazz class. A schedule of class dates included in the course description on our website, under ‘2019 Courses’. Print copies are also available at each class and at the office.

David Peake

Since the early 1960’s, David has been an avid listener to, collector of recordings and student of classical music (excluding opera). Over the years, he has broadened his appreciation and knowledge and has a very substantial collection of LPs, CDs, DVDs and books. David has and still does prefer the music of the baroque and classic period (1650 – 1820). However he is rapidly getting to grips with later periods up to Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, etc. David wants to share his knowledge and recorded resources with others.

2019 Classical Music class schedule

Please note: Class dates may change when David takes holidays during the year.

  • 14 February
  • 28 February
  • 14 March
  • 28 March
  • 11 April ( school holiday class )
  • 25 April  ( Anzac Day class )
  • 9 May
  • 23 May
  • 6 June
  • 20 June
  • 4 July  ( school holiday class )
  • 18 July
  • 1 August
  • 15 August
  • 29 August
  • 12 September
  • 26 September  ( school holiday class )
  • 10 October
  • 24 October
  • 7 November
  • 21 November
  • 5 December

Last updated 4 November 2018