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PLUS: What To Listen For In Music - The French Musical Tradition

  • Jan. 6 - 27, 2004
  • Multiple Venues
  • 1 hour, 30 min
  • $48.00
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About

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.

Session I:
19th Century French 'theatrical' Music: Berlioz, Bizet, and Gounod

Session II:
Romanticism and Pre-impressionism; Franck and Faure

Session III:
Impressionism, Debussy and Ravel

Session IV:
The 20th Century, Search for New Sound:

Milhaud, Poulenc, and Messiaen

Part of the Kennedy Center-wide Tchaikovsky Festival

Artists

  • general artist image Irwin Shainman

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