Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $240
Regular Price (after February 10): $264
This course focuses on the national musical traditions that are often omitted (generally for convenience) in standard musical survey courses. Outside of the Russian-French-German orbits that are more commonly considered, perhaps the most viable traditions are the Czech tradition—as represented by Smetana, Dvořák, Martinů, and the Moravian Janáček—and the English and closely-related Scandinavian tradition—represented by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius, and Nielsen. Many of the most distinctive and colorful scores in the repertories of symphony associations and opera houses stem from these often-overlooked perspectives. Other repertory to be considered in the course includes the Hungarian master Kodály, the Polish Szymanowski, and the Norwegian Grieg. Eight sessions.
John Gibbons teaches piano, composition, music theory, and a variety of music appreciation classes for adults, and he holds a PhD in music composition from the University of Chicago. John is a long-time instructor at the University of Chicago Graham School.