What to Listen for in Music: In Search of Romanticism
Monday, January 08, 2007 - Monday, February 05, 2007

This four-part series examines musical inspirations from literature and life in the 19th and 20th century.

  • Terrace Gallery
  • 90 minutes
  • $15.00
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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 examines musical inspirations from literature and life in the 19th and 20th century.

SESSION I: Richard Strauss, January 8, 2007: Learn about the projection of Wagnerian-style music with emphasis on Richard Strauss's operas Salome and Der Rosenkavalier.

SESSION II: The Violin Concerto, January 22, 2007: Listen to and discuss violin concertos by Mozart, Brahms, Sibelius, and Khachaturian.

SESSION III:  Shakespeare in the 19th Century, January 29, 2007: Listen to and discuss works by Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Verdi, and Prokofiev, that were inspired by William Shakespeare.

SESSION IV: Dmitri Shostakovich, February 5, 2007: Listen to and discuss the composer's magnificent symphonies and string quartets.

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