Masterpieces That Changed the World

  • Gleacher Center, University of Chicago N Cityfront Plaza Dr Chicago, IL, 60611 United States

This daylong seminar examines musical masterpieces that transformed western music and will include compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner, Debussy, and others. Works are explored in terms of cultural context and influence, and will be presented via live performance, CD, and DVD.  Pieces will include Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Syllabus

Register online here or call 773-702-1722.

Image: Detail from Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze, installed on the walls of Vienna's Secession House. It is a visual realization of Richard Wagner's prose narrative of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.