Music as a Mirror of History

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Music as a Mirror of History

2016

In this unique and eye-opening course, Professor Greenberg presents an in-depth survey of musical works that were written in direct response to contemporary historical events--events that both shaped the composers' lives and...

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Director
Robert Greenberg

In This Series

Music and History, Madrigals and Maps
Episode 1
Music and History, Madrigals and Maps
Handel: Water Music - 1714
Episode 2
Handel: Water Music - 1714
Mozart: The Abduction from the Harem - 1782
Episode 3
Mozart: The Abduction from the Harem - 1782
Haydn: Mass in the Time of War - 1797
Episode 4
Haydn: Mass in the Time of War - 1797
Beethoven: The Farewell Sonata - 1810
Episode 5
Beethoven: The Farewell Sonata - 1810
Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory - 1813
Episode 6
Beethoven: Wellington’s Victory - 1813
Berlioz/de L’Isle: “La Marseillaise” - 1830
Episode 7
Berlioz/de L’Isle: “La Marseillaise” - 1830
Chopin: Étude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12 - 1831
Episode 8
Chopin: Étude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12 - 1831
Glinka: A Life for the Tsar - 1836
Episode 9
Glinka: A Life for the Tsar - 1836
Strauss Sr.: Radetzky March - 1848
Episode 10
Strauss Sr.: Radetzky March - 1848
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 - 1861
Episode 11
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 - 1861
Gottschalk: The Union - 1862
Episode 12
Gottschalk: The Union - 1862
Verdi: Nabucco - 1842
Episode 13
Verdi: Nabucco - 1842
Wagner: The Ring - 1876
Episode 14
Wagner: The Ring - 1876
Dvorák: From the New World Symphony - 1893
Episode 15
Dvorák: From the New World Symphony - 1893
Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 - 1898
Episode 16
Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 - 1898
Janácek: Piano Sonata I.X.1905 - 1906
Episode 17
Janácek: Piano Sonata I.X.1905 - 1906
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel - 1907
Episode 18
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel - 1907
Holst: Ode to Death - 1919
Episode 19
Holst: Ode to Death - 1919
Berg: Wozzeck - 1922
Episode 20
Berg: Wozzeck - 1922
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 - 1962
Episode 21
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13 - 1962
Copland: Symphony No. 3 - 1946
Episode 22
Copland: Symphony No. 3 - 1946
Górecki: Symphony No. 3 - 1976
Episode 23
Górecki: Symphony No. 3 - 1976
Crumb: Black Angels - 1970
Episode 24
Crumb: Black Angels - 1970