- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (1080 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Great Courses, 2016.
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Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2016.
In the worlds of painting and literature, it́s easy to see where history and art intersect. But what about music? What is the intersectiońif anýbetween the masterworks of Western concert music and the historical times that surrounded them? The unique manner of inquiry of this course offers you an analysis of history that is not available anywhere elséan 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 times, and in many cases expressed and influenced the issues and concerns of their day. .Explore how music, in its singular capacity to evoke and reflect experience, can bring us not only transcendent beauty and joy, but also understanding, compassion, and meaning amid even the most terrible of human events. Join us for an unparalleled look into the power and scope of musical art.
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