Course Summary

A look at the world of 17th Century France, where music played an essential role in the lives of Louis XIV and his court. Performances punctuated private and public life; marking daily routines, augmenting ceremonial occasions, solemnizing rituals & enriching modest and lavish entertainments. Special attention will be paid to the life and work of the King’s Maitre de Musique, Jean Baptiste Lully.

Delivered by: Dr Richard Stone

Ricahrd has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education, followed by a satisfying 30-year career as a teacher and lecturer in independent schools. Throughout his teaching career, Richard also practised as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-90s, Richard has accompanied more than 20 groups of secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. Richard has been teaching at the CAE since 2016, sharing his enthusiasm for history, literature and the arts through a range of talks. 

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 24th July - 3 classes

Session ID DNAY9501C
24 Jul - 7 Aug 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$199 / $189 (conc)
Richard Stone
Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:58pm