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What to Listen for in Music: In Search of Romanticism (What to Listen for in Music)

What to Listen for in Music: In Search of Romanticism

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

  • Jan. 8 - Feb. 5, 2007
  • 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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National Symphony Orchestra: Manfred Honeck, conductor/Chee-Yun, violin, performs Saint-Saëns Chee-Yun is featured in Saint-Saëns's Third Violin Concerto conducted by Manfred Honeck in his NSO debut. Also on the program are Verdi's Overture to La forza del destino and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.

National Symphony Orchestra: Iván Fischer, conductor, with an all-Mendelssohn program New Principal Guest Conductor Iván Fischer leads Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream as part of Shakespeare in Washington, as well as the composer's First Symphony.

National Symphony Orchestra: Jiří Bĕlohlávek, conductor/Christian Tetzlaff, violin, performs Mozart JirĂ­ Belohlávek leads Dvorák's Othello Overture and Smetana's Richard III as part of Shakespeare in Washington, as well as Mozart's Third Violin Concerto and a Janácek work featuring Christian Tetzlaff.

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

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