Genre: eLearning | Language: English
In the worlds of painting and literature, it’s easy to see where history and art intersect.
But what about music? What is the intersection-if any-between the masterworks of Western concert music and the historical s that surrounded them? The unique manner of inquiry of this course offers you an analysis of history that is not available anywhere else-an analysis that synthesizes two fields of knowledge with astonishing detail and depth, requiring an expert historian, on the one hand, and an expert musicologist, on the other. In Music as a Mirror of History, Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances proves himself as both. He returns with a fascinating and provocative premise: Despite the abstractness and the universality of music, the masterpieces of our musical tradition are indeed direct products of their s, and in many cases expressed and influenced the issues and concerns of their day. Explore how music, in its…