Listening Club

“Musician and broadcaster Sandy Burnett is launching a new weekly series of online classes over Zoom, looking at a great piece of classical music in each. There will be insights, context, and the chance to ask questions in a Q&A”

I do hope you can join me for this exciting and, dare I say it, entrepreneurial new venture! After a trial session, the series proper got under way on 12th May and will run at the same time each week, 1100 to 1200 on Tuesdays UK time, through to the end of June.

The price of each session is £7, and each session is bookable individually. Here’s the list of delights coming up:


Tuesday 19th May, 1100-1200: Robert Schumann: Liederkreis/song cycle op. 39 (1840) – register here

Thursday 21st May, 1900-2000: Barbara Strozzi:  Lagrime mie (?1620s) + Beethoven’s Symphony no 3, Eroica (1803) – nb this is slightly different in that it’s a free event for my friends at Music in Offices inviting voluntary donations. But anyone is welcome to join – register here

Tuesday 26th May, 1100-1200: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for solo violin in G minor (by 1720) – register here

Tuesday 2nd June, 1100-1200: Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht: Threepenny Opera (1928) – register here

Tuesday 9th June, 1100-1200: Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto (1806) – register here

Tuesday 16th June, 1100-1200: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers (1610) – register here

Tuesday 23rd June, 1100-1200: Olivier Messiaen:  Quartet for the End of Time (1941) – register here

Tuesday 30th June, 1100-1200: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in E flat K.428 (1783) – register here

Each registration page includes a suggested link to the piece of music in question, for a spot of optional advanced listening. Jump in and join us!