Join Irwin Shainman, professor emeritus of music at Williams
College in Massachusetts, as he tunes your ears and acquaints
your mind with some of musical history's greatest influences.
This four-part series surveys the 19th and early 20th century
program music and musical impressionism era in France - its
wonderful music, composers, and wide-ranged influence throughout
the world. Come and explore the music of the masters.
19th Century French 'theatrical' Music:
Berlioz, Bizet, and Gounod
Romanticism and Pre-impressionism; Franck and Faure
Impressionism, Debussy and Ravel
The 20th Century, Search for New Sound:
Milhaud, Poulenc, and Messiaen
Part of the Kennedy Center-wide Tchaikovsky Festival
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