Music In-Person: Baroque Music


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0855_BARO
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 21
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $170
The World of the Baroque
Four In-Person Sessions
Thur., Apr. 18, 25, May 2, 2024, 7-9 pm MT
FCM Performance, Thur., May 9, 7:30 pm

Most folks think of Baroque music as a pleasant background for Sunday brunch. But, as this course demonstrates, the explosive period between 1600 and 1750 changed the direction of music forever. In Italy, composers such as Corelli, Vivaldi and others experimented with new instrumental combinations that led to the invention of chamber music and the concerto as inescapable staples of the concert world. The earlier Italian master Monteverdi helped put opera on the map, and Vivaldi took up the cause. Word soon spread across the continent. Bach couldn't get enough of the Italians' inventiveness, grabbing every piece of music from down south he could acquire. Same with the French in Louis XIV's court (opera and ballet had already been exported from Italy years earlier). England also joined the party, with Handel dominating the music scene in London. Every nation soon developed its own sound and its own family of composers, many of whom traveled abroad to share their ideas and absorb what they heard. Join popular instructor Marc Shulgold for a survey of this remarkable era, with a special in-class guest, then attend a wide-ranging Baroque concert by the renowned Les Violins du Roy and guitarist MILOŠ sponsored by Friends of Chamber Music on the University of Denver campus.

Marc Shulgold has long been a regular at the Enrichment Program, teaching courses on various subjects in classical music, inviting guests such as Marin Alsop, Pinchas Zukerman, Jeffrey Kahane and others. He served as music and dance writer at the Rocky Mountain News for 22 years, before that working at the Los Angeles Times.


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Thursday 18 April 2024 02 May 2024 07:00PM - 09:00PM All Students Marc Shulgold
Thursday 09 May 2024 09 May 2024 07:30PM - 09:30PM All Students N/A