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WHAT DOES THE CONDUCTOR DO BESIDES WAVE THE BATON?
WHY IS BEETHOVEN SUCH A BIG DEAL?
WHAT IS THE STATE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC TODAY? (HINT: IT’S SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST BACH, BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS)
Instructor Scott Foglesong answers these questions and more in Fresh Look: The Symphony Exposed, a fun and stimulating journey through classical music. This introductory course will unlock mysteries and hidden surprises to enhance your enjoyment of all kinds of orchestra music.
Part Four: COMPOSERS—POLITICAL ANIMALS
Beethoven’s influence continued well into the later 19th century, as composers created works that were both politically charged and imbued with the spirit of adventure and exploration. We’ll look at some late Romantics who, like Tchaikovsky and Mahler, brought folk music into their works, as well as Brahms, who summed up the century while simultaneously bringing about a rebirth of the symphony.
Dates: Thursday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and on demand through July 31