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Classi Lectures in conjunction with Nocturnes in the City presents Iain Scott on Czech Opera Composers
March 22, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
“Background Czech – Surprising Discoveries in Czech Opera”
Dvořák and Martinů
Antonin Dvořák’s technical fluency and abundant melodic inspiration helped him to create a large and varied output. He composed in all the musical genres and left works that are regarded as classics in all of them, with the possible exception of opera. All Dvořák’s mature symphonies are of high quality.
Bohuslav Martinů was a prolific composer whose works varied greatly in quality; at its best his music shows vitality, charm, and originality. He assimilated the rhythmic and melodic traits of Czech folk music into a modern, Neoclassical idiom that shows a clarity and precision characteristic of French music.
All lectures on Zoom
Sunday, March 7 @ 4:00-5:15pm EST – Smetana and The Bartered Bride
Sunday, March 14 @ 4:00-5:15pm EST – Janacek & his operas
Sunday, March 21 @ 4:00-5:15pm EST – Dvorak and Martinu
Monday, March 8 @ 2:30-3:45pm EST – Smetana and The Bartered Bride
Monday, March 15 @ 2:30-3:45pm EST – Janacek & his operas
Monday, March 22 @ 2:30-3:45pm EST – Dvorak and Martinu