Mozart & Beethoven in Context
Mozart and Beethoven transformed the musical landscape of Western Europe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—but how did they do it? How did they navigate the existing aesthetic traditions of vocal and instrumental music? What cultural and economic conditions made it possible for these composers to speak into their historical moment? In this music workshop, we will examine the music of Mozart and Beethoven and the historical circumstances that both generated and received their incredible music. Family friendly (ages 12+).
Instructor Dr. Eliot Grasso, the provost and a tutor in the arts at Gutenberg College, is known internationally as a performer on uilleann pipes, Irish flute, and tin whistle. He holds a M.A. in ethnomusicology from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Oregon.
The Gutenberg College Workshop Series is an educational outreach program designed to serve classical education communities, homeschooling communities, and independent learners. The workshops offer participants hands-on, high-quality educative experiences delivered by knowledgeable instructors that help participants develop skills, understand the world they live in, and cultivate their intellectual acumen.
Date & Time
July 12, 2019
10:00AM - 3:00PM
$47 (single student); $77 (family)