Online on StreamClub
Part three of this four-week introductory music appreciation course, which originally aired in July 2020.
Available with new partner web resources to make it easier to extend your music discovery at home. Watch or re-watch episodes on demand through March 31. $25 per household for the 4-lecture series / $20 for returning patrons with discount code.
Class 3: Composers | The Political Animals
Date: Thursday, February 18 from 7:00 to 8:15 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 through March 31.