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Mozart vs. Clementi film

Helge Antoni, presenter and pianist Part I: Part II:

09. February 2013 by Matthew Hall
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Class lecture, 11/14/12

Class discussion on C.P.E. Bach Magnificat and J.S. Bach Magnificat. (Nov. 14, 2012) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

22. November 2012 by Matthew Hall
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Lecture by Jeremy Yudkin

A lecture on musical aesthetics by Boston University Professor of Music and Chair of Musicology and Ethnomusicology Jeremy Yudkin. “Not a Note Too Many: Beethoven, Miles, and McCartney,” reflects on “what is great music, and how it is distinguished from … Continue reading

07. November 2012 by Matthew Hall
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“Romantic”

We classify historical period based on how saliently we can speak of it as a unit. Thus, as a first approximation, calling Brahms “Romantic” simply means he is like other “(German) Romantic” composers (Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Strauss, Bruckner, … Continue reading

26. April 2012 by Matthew Hall
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