Music @ New Canaan Library: Music in England and France

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April 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

Musicologist and music theorist Gil Harel returns to New Canaan Library for a fascinating lecture series on the influences that shaped European music of the 19th century. His series, Music and Nationalism in the 19th Century, offers three lectures on different regions and composers across Europe of that century. From the Hungarian Rhapsodies of Liszt, to the melodically driven sounds of Bel Canto opera, this lecture series will immerse the listener in the intersection of art and national identity.

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Concert halls in England had long been dominated by foreign composers, from Handel to J.C. Bach, to Haydn at the end of the 18th century. The 19th century witnessed a resurgence in English music, with figures such as Elgar and Vaughn Williams emerging as champions of nationalist music. In France, Claude Debussy’s impressionism (a term the composer rejected) would introduce new instrumental and tonal colors to the orchestra, and thus become irrevocably intertwined with the painting style of the same name.

 

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Date:
April 26, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
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newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

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Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003