Transitions - Music Between the Chapters - Session 2
Wednesdays, March 23 – April 27 (six weeks)
4:15 – 5:30 pm
Music appreciation courses and texts typically present “Classical” music with chapters dedicated to the easily defined Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. While this approach is logical and provides a convenient and efficient introduction for the music lover, it too quickly skims over the most exciting and inventive moments in the development of music – the periods of transition between major styles of music. We will review music of composers whose works represent important
developments leading to the transition from one musical style to the next. Among the composers covered will be Du Fay, Monteverdi, Gabrielli, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Rameau, Scarlatti, Pergolesi, John Gay, Leopold Mozart, Stamitz, Haydn, Beethoven, Weber, Schubert, Berlioz, Liszt, Schumann, Chopin, Mahler, Debussy, Nielsen, Bartok, and Bernstein.