Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance (Sep. 24 lecture will be held in UM Gusman Concert Hall)
A SPECIAL NON-CREDIT COURSE FOR LOVERS OF MUSIC & IDEAS
Research Professor of Musicology
Available only in a five-part series: $150
All lectures to be held in Clarke Recital Hall in the Weeks Center for Recording and Performance expect the Sep. 24 lecture, which will be held in UM Gusman Concert Hall.
Tireless Toilers: Music’s professionals – composers, arrangers, performers, critics
No class meeting
Human Cycles: Music of birth, youth, love, maturity, death, rebirth
Looking Upward: Music and beliefs from ancient times to the present
Outward and Inward: Music for the stage, cinema and imagination
Listening’s Summit: Music that stands alone, its meanings
Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s observation “Without music, life would be a mistake,” these presentations will treat the idea of music in many of its aspects during history’s most prominent eras – its intrinsic value to human experience, its often lauded, sometimes criticized, ability to affect emotion via rhythm, melody, harmony and form as well as via pendular changes of style in society and in individual styles emerging from its vastly creative and interpretive minds. Music as the servant of humanity’s needs–sacred, national, civic, domestic and occupational – provides more than entertainment.So powerful is music to life that its study helps us to understand ourselves.
Cast of characters includes but is not limited to: Ambrose, Aristotle, Augustine, Bach, Beethoven, Borge, Brahms, Castiglione, Chopin, Cleese, Debussy, Fitzgerald, Gaga, Galen, Handel, Hippocrates, Jefferson, John Paul II, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Mozart, Picasso, Plato, Presley, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Shakespeare, Stravinsky, Tchaikowsky, Tinctoris, Twining, Verdi, Weber, Wagner, Zarlino.
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