Now Available—1,000 Years of Western Music—Backwards
Series of 19 lecures—a whirlwind exposure to the music of Western Civilization from today all the way back to Gregorian Chant. Going backwards instead of forwards through time widens our context first from what we know—our current aesthetics— back to the different concerns and beauty of earlier music. The goal is to stimulate curiosity and increase appreciation for masterpieces composed throughout the past thousand years. These are recordings from a live lecture series.
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"Schubert, the Songmaster" Part 1
A 40 minute introduction to Schubert's life and the magic of his harmony.
"Listening to Mahler"
Begin a journey into the music of one of the greatest symphonic composers of all-time.
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A short talk on how Aaron Copland manages to combine influences as diverse as Mahler, Holst, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky into Appalachian Spring!
Upbeat Live Los Angeles Philharmonic Podcasts