|Understanding and Loving the World's Great Music|
|Session||12 weeks 9/14|
This course is a survey of Western classical music from ancient times through the career of Mozart. The music will be placed in its historical and sociological context. A synopsis of the elements of harmony and brief biographies of the composers will be offerred. Musical examples will demonstrate the changing styles of composition and open the door to a body of work to which class members may never have been exposed.
Coordinator: David Quinn
David's love of classical music started at about age 5 and was nurtured by piano lessons at the Faelten Piano School in Boston followed by self education ever since. He has taught at high school and college levels. Selections from his extensive collection of recordings will be used as examples in class.