Frank Cooper Autumn Lecture Series 2011—The Gilded Era

September 12, 2011 @ 7:30 PM
Clarke Recital Hall at the L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance

The Gilded Era
Music & Arts in Europe & America 1890-1914
Autumn Lecture Series 2011
Frank Cooper, Research Professor of Musicology

A special non-credit course for lovers of music, images and ideas
University of Miami Frost School of Music
Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance

Five Monday evening sessions beginning September 12, 2011
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 per person

Click here for registration form, or call: 305-284-8289
(Julia Lemus)

The effulgent glory of Romanticism had peaked by the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Its heir, Late Romanticism, swept forward to Brahms, Tchaikowsky, Wagner, Mahler et al, while new movements such as Symbolism and Impressionism eddied on the periphery of public andcritical opinion. Enormous international expositions on two continents excited interest in technological advances and in foreign cultures. Musical life in the great cities broadened into new genres affecting composers, their marketplace and consumers. The seeds of modernism were sown as the lavish era teetered on the brink of extinction with the Great War and Russian Revolution to come. Everything was changing – musical harmony, form and style, esthetic theory, societal norms, ideas of education.

This series aims to “paint” for you a view of THE GILDED ERA using audio, video and live performances in the company of commentary drawn from the personalities of the day and now, as well as colorful images of artworks, architecture, theatrical design, and clothing.

Familiar faces will appear along with new faces you will want to see, and famous musical works along with wonderful pieces you may never have heard – for your enrichment.

Schedule of Topics:
September 12 VIENNA
September 19 ST. PETERSBURG
September 26 PARIS
October 3     LONDON
October 10   NEW YORK


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