Music for Listeners

Classical Music Courses in Tucson, Arizona!

Music for Listeners is a series of short courses for high school students and adults presenting the works of composers from a listening enjoyment rather than a music theory perspective.

Each course presents the life and music of a composer chronologically and is taught by lifelong classical music enthusiast David Oesper.

 

Current/Upcoming

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Six 90-minute sessions beginning June 15, 2024:

https://skythisweek.info/Music_for_Listeners_Antonin_Dvorak.pdf

 

Past

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Seven 90-minute sessions available upon request

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Seven 90-minute sessions available upon request

 

Future

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Winter 2025

Gustav Holst (1874-1934): Summer 2025

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Winter 2026

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Summer 2026

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Winter 2027

Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999): Summer 2027

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Winter 2028

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Summer 2028

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Winter 2029

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Summer 2029

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Winter 2030

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Summer 2030

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Winter 2031

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Summer 2031

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): Winter 2032

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924): Summer 2032

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Winter 2033

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Summer 2033

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Winter 2034

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Summer 2034

Josef Suk (1874-1935): Winter 2035

 

If you are interested in attending or hosting any of these courses, or for more information, please contact the instructor here.