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Name That Tune: Melody in Western Music

Apr 13, 2021 | Webinars

How many Baroque-era melodies can you sing? How about Classical-era melodies? Not many? What about Tchaikovsky? Richard Rodgers? The Beatles?

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The Life and Legacy of Serge Koussevitzky

Mar 22, 2021 | Webinars

As a commissioner and champion of contemporary music, Serge Koussevitzky was one of the most consequential musicians in America during the 20th Century.

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The Amazing Clara Schumann: An Appreciation, and a Revelation

Mar 1, 2021 | Webinars

As a young piano prodigy, Clara Wieck was named “Royal and Imperial Austrian Chamber Virtuoso,” Austria’s highest musical honor.

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In the Beginning: A Brief Guide to Music Before 1500

Feb 1, 2021 | Webinars

The invention of the printing press in 1450 was arguably one of the most important innovations in musical and human history.

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The Divine Bach: How the master’s music defined the foundations of functional tonality

Jan 15, 2021 | Webinars

Johann Sebastian Bach was just one of scores of Baroque era composers, but there’s something about the artistry and craft of his music that has stood the test of time above all of his contemporaries.

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Musical Inspiration: The Art of Filling Silence with Sound

Jan 8, 2021 | Webinars

How does a composer compose? How does the creative process work?

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Shostakovich, Stalin and Lady Macbeth

Dec 15, 2020 | Webinars

It was on 26 January, 1936 that Stalin paid a rare visit to the opera: Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District was the work performed.

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