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Lecture Series - Arthur Tollefson Music Appreciation

Join Arthur Tollefson for
"Opus 3"
January 16, 18 & 20, 2012
4 to 6 pm

A Tale of Three Cities: Pianism in Vienna, Paris and New York

Proceeding from past Spring Island surveys of the overall classical piano repertoire, this seminar will focus upon piano writing emanating from three discrete cultural centers over  the past two centuries.  
 
In three two-hour sessions, Arthur Tollefson will focus upon the keyboard output of the German, French and American traditions.  As in his 2008 and 2010 seminars, the presentations will be illustrated with copious live performances of excerpts exemplifying  the three cities’ pianistic legacy.    

I
 
Vienna
 
The Viennese Classicists (Old School and New)
 
II
 
Paris
 
Post-Romantic Gallic Charm Prevails
 
III
 
New York City
 
A Musical Culture Matures

 


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