Fresh Look: The Symphony Exposed | Class 3


Scott Foglesong

The Lesher Center for the Arts

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Instructor Scott Foglesong answers your classical music and symphony questions and more in Fresh Look: The Symphony Exposed, a four-class course that has sold out in both its previous years.

Class 3: Composers | The Political Animals
Date:  Tuesday, July 21 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Musicians are political animals, just like the rest of us. Beethoven was a pioneering ‘political’ composer who expressed the gestalt of an age. Then it’s on to the 19th-century Romantics who followed Beethoven’s lead, and finally we’ll explore several 20th-century works imbued with extra-musical significance: Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.

For your comfort and convenience, this year the course is offered online, with class video replay available for up to one week.