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Kate Allen, Emily Asquith, Edward Bailey, Fiona Bailey, Edward Bailey, Fenella Barton, Amanda Bassett, Alicia Bernard, Sara Bicknell, Vere Boscawen, Suzy Bowen, Rupert Brown, Charles Buchan, Tania Cameron, Alexandra Chaldecott, Joachim Chao, Lucy Chapman, Pippa Coles, Rebecca Crawley, Rachel Cunningham-Jardine, Edwina Dowse, Simon Duff, James Edgoose, Tabitha Elwes, Christina Fallah, Philippa Fletcher, Emma Forbes, Mark Foster-Brown, Michael Gell, Emma Gosling, Cressida Granger, Emma Gray, Katharine Hall (deceased), Kate Harris, Sarah Hayter, Caroline Heagerty, Thomas Howard, Susannah Hilton, Katherine Hussey, Victoria Jones, Andrea Katz, Fiona Lees-Millais, Juliet Macaire, Christina McEwen, Melissa Maitland, Guy Marshall, Arabella Martin, Simon Melluish, Charles Mitchell, Kate Morris, Caroline Murray, Henrietta Nevill, Lucy Owen, Lucy Regis, Kelly Ross, Eduardo Salceda, Lucinda Scott, Amelia Sellick (Deceased), Tim Simmons, Mark Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Louise Thwaites, Mark Tindall, Andrew Touche (Deceased), Joanna Worsley, Dominic Wall, Rupert Wates, James Woolf, Charles Worlsey, Tessa Younger.
Record of Past Programme
The Contemporary Europe Pre-University Course in Venice
January 31 – March 30
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione Atlantico
Lectures: The Dante Alighieri Society (Arsenale)
Lecturers and Syllabus
The Right Reverend Dr. Felix Arnott former Archbishop of Brisbane, a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Committee, Chaplain of the English Church in Venice
Canterbury and Rome – can they come together?
David Ekserdjian M.A.
The Venetian response to the Renaissance
Giotto in Padua; International Gothic and Venice; Mantegna; Giovanni Bellini; Cima and Carpaccio – two alternatives to Bellini.
Jane Glover Lecturer in Music, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, Chorus Director, Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Seventeenth Century Opera
Courtly experimentation in Italy; Venetian achievement; French chauvinism; English isolation; the period of change
John Hale F.B.A. Historian, Professor of Italian, University College, London
Petrarch and Humanism; Machiavelli and Politics; Castiglione and Behaviour
Florence – historical introduction
Rome – historical introduction
Doctor Bernard Hickey M.A. Professor of Commonwealth Literature, University of Venice
Charles Hope Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Warburg Institute, University of London
Giorgione and his Followers
The historical background; the young Titian; Giorgione and Guilio Campagnola; Sebastiano and other ‘Giorgioneschi’
Introduction to Iconography
Decorum; religious imagery; allegory and myth; programmes and their compilers
Deborah Howard Ph.D. Author of ‘The Architectural History of Venice’
Urbanistica; the Byzantine and Gothic heritage; the beginnings of the Renaissance in Venice; Piazza S. Marco and the Rialto; Palladio in Venice; the plague and its effect on the landscape.
Peter Lauritzen B.A.
Venetian History – an introduction.
Byron in Venice; the Venetian Palace; Restoration in Venice 1965-1971
James Macdonald B.A. Diploma Student, Lecoq School of Drama, Paris
Rodney Milnes Associate Editor, Opera Magazine
Opera: Exotic and Irrational or the Summit of Dramatic Art?
Sensibility and Sense: opera seria and Gluck’s reforms; Comedy and Revolution: the world of Mozart; the Age of bel canto: Bellini and Donizetti; Comedy and Anarchy; Rossini and the rise of operetta; Verdi and the triumph of dramatic truth; outside influence from East and West: Russian and French opera; Realism unleashed: Puccini and his contemporaries; Wagner and ‘the complete work of art’; Wagner – the reluctant humanist; the elements of performance; pressures and practicalities.
Peter Phillips Professor, Royal College of Music, Director The Tallis Scholars
Venice as a stylistic centre for sacred music: 1550 – 1750
The origins of coro spezzato: Willaert; the two Gabrieli; Monteverdi’s sacred music; sacred music in Venice in the High Baroque; Vivaldi; Venetian influence in Italy: Lassus and Palestrina; Venetian influence in Germany: Schutz.
Professor Dott. Terisio Pignatti Professor of the History of Art, Venice University
Titian; Tintoretto and Veronese; the Tiepolo and Longhi; Canaletto and the Guardi
Economic aspects of life in Venice today
Stella Rudolph B.A., Laurea, Lecturer in Art History, Syracuse University Florence Program
Palladio in the Veneto; Piranesi; Canova
Nicholas True B.A.
Byzantine Art: an introduction; Ravenna; Byzantium and Venice