Before: grandiose, fervent, decadent pieces like the Firebird, Gurrelieder, and Heldenleben. After: the wit, detachment, and elegance of A Soldier’s Tale, La Valse, and Threepenny Opera. As with every other aspect of European life, music underwent a seismic shift following World War I. With a century of perspective, we will seek to understand this fascinating transformation, mostly concentrating on the music produced in the cultural capitals of Paris and Vienna.
Six sessions. E – $230, R – $253
John Gibbons teaches piano, composition, music theory, and a variety of music appreciation classes for adults. He holds a PhD in music composition from the University of Chicago and is a longtime instructor at the University of Chicago Graham School and the Newberry.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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