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20th Century Classical Music Composers Worth Hearing  

This course will explore the life stories and music of selected 20th century classical music composers. The 20th century was a period of significant experimentation in music composition, resulting in a range of expression from beautiful to odd to strange to weird to ugly. We will try to find the beautiful and strangely beautiful music of the century. We will examine selected major figures like Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Gershwin, Poulenc, Barber, Hindemith, Copland, and more. We will also explore some lesser known figures like Martinu, Bacewicz, Brouwer, Bowen, Rubbra, Zwilich, and others. Each class session will start with two lesser-known composers for about 15 minutes each, then cover two major composers for 30 minutes each. Using this method, we should be able to cover 23 composers in the 6 weeks. Sign up to discover some of the wonderful music the 20th century has to offer. No prior musical experience is required.

 

20th Century Classical Music Composers Worth Hearing
Facilitator: Steve Vorenberg This class is currently in session.
Dates: 10/22/2019 - 11/26/2019 Day of the Week: Tu
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Number of Sessions: 6
Location: UMB Healey Library Room: Presentation Room 3, Lower Level
 
 
 

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