Music appreciation 2 articles

Music appreciation 2 group articles

Group report

This is an article published in the Summer 2017 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter...

The Group continues to explore a variety of music from less well known composers as well as the more famous.

This year we have studied music by Mozart including features that we didn't know about him e.g. Mozart's music has been credited with helping those with epilepsy, boosting the milk production of cows, and boosting the IQ of unborn babies. A Swiss sewage treatment centre has now claimed that Mozart can help microbes break down sewage waste, the Centre's preferred composition being The Magic Flute! We have also looked at compositions by Shostakovich, Paganini, Willem Hendrik Zwart, a Dutch organist and composer, William Bolcom, an American pianist and composer and the works of the English composers Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Arnold Bax, Sir Granville Bantock, Ivor Gurney and George Butterworth. We have also studied the woodwind instruments in detail.

The musical interests of the Group are wide and varied and any member who would like to join us will be most welcome.

We meet on the 4th Friday of the month at 2.00pm

Contact either Sue Humphrey or Maura Chapman