Classical music is often remembered as a painful experience back in the third grade when your teacher forced you to sing scales and you could not wait to go outside for recess.
The good news is that as an adult you can learn a little about classical music and appreciate and enjoy all it has to offer. Guess what – music by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, among others, can be interesting and a lot of fun, and you will still have time to go out and play!
Large scale classical or orchestral music as we know it has been with us since the 18th century. But since that time the music itself has developed and changed considerably. There have been a few composers whose works can be considered as “breakthroughs” in terms of how they changed the ideas and concepts about music. These breakthroughs had a major influence on future composers and their works. This presentation will focus on compositions by Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, and Debussy. Be prepared for a musical journey of a lifetime.
Lecture is on Zoom
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
3:00pm – 4:15pm EST
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About Howard Mednick:
Howard Mednick calls himself a Classical Music DJ. He has been an avid listener of classical music for many years, studying its varied historical nuances. He has shared these insights in popular presentations on classical and orchestra music in academic and public venues throughout Toronto, and more recently in Israel.