The Buffoon War was a singular phenomenon in music history. Erupting in Paris in 1752, it pitted partisans of French Opera against supporters of Italian Opera, leaving a flurry of pamphlets and bruised egos in its wake. In this seminar, we will study the causes and major battles of the War by listening to music by Pergolesi, Rameau, and Jean Jacques Rousseau and reading a selection of pamphlets.
Four sessions. E – $195, R – $214.5
Andrew Schultze is a performer, teacher, music researcher, and lecturer. He has created programs for the Chicago Humanities Festival and other institutions around Chicago and has taught at Columbia College, Roosevelt University, and the Baroque Music Institute at Schloss Zell an der Pram in Austria.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
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.
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