William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Women in Ancient Rome

      When: October 8 @ 5:30 pm - October 29 @ 7:30 pm

      Women’s position in the Ancient Roman world was important as they played important roles in the home, in business, in religion and even in politics. The Lives and Importance of women in Republican and Imperial Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. The contrasting roles of women in different… Read more »

    2. England’s Earliest Kings: 1 The Sutton Hoo King and the Bretwaldas

      When: October 9 @ 11:00 am - October 16 @ 1:30 pm

      After the Romans left in the C5th AD Britain was slowly conquered by Germanic tribes dividing the country up into about a dozen small kingdoms.  The strongest king was known as the Bretwalda or Britain Ruler.  Was the man buried at Sutton Hoo one of them? We will examine what happened after the Romans left… Read more »

    3. The Trojan War

      When: November 6 @ 11:00 am - November 13 @ 1:30 pm

      The myths surrounding the war between the Greeks and Trojans in c. 1200 BC. Or is it true? The myths surrounding the 10 year war between the Greek City States and Troy in c. 1200 BC including the events leading up to the war, some of the conflicts of the war and some of the… Read more »

Featured articles

Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes

Diaghilev This was a chronological examination of the great impresario’s touring opera and ballet company, particularly concentrating on the many works he commissioned from Stravinsky, Ravel, Satie, Prokofiev, De Falla, Poulenc, Milhaud and others. No one has done more to advance the development of music who was not themselves a composer or performer than the… Read more »

Johannes Brahms

Brahms and Bruch This was a comparative study of the two greatest German instrumental and choral composers of their day whose reputations have not fared equally well. Johannes Brahms and Max Bruch were two of the most celebrated composers in late nineteenth century Germany. Bruch predicted that his fame would fade as Brahms’s grew. Although… Read more »

Anton Bruckner

Bruckner – his life and works This course set out to try and raise the profile of a much underrated composer. An unassuming church organist, in many ways a most unlikely romantic hero, Bruckner did for the symphony and church music what Wagner did for opera and led the way to the revolutionary works of… Read more »

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