Music @ New Canaan Library: Music in Italy

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April 19, 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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The romantic era bore witness to a golden era of Italian opera. In the early part of the century, audiences flocked to hear the Bel Canto works of Bellini and Donizetti. But it was in the middle of the century that Verdi, the great titan of Italian the operatic stage, emerged. At the end of the century, Giacomo Puccini’s works would carry Italian opera towards the next stage of evolution: a gritty, realistic style known as verismo.

Don’t miss the last lecture in the series!

Music in England and France (Elgar, Vaughn Williams, Debussy) – Thursday, 4/26/2018, 6:30-7:30pm

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Date:
April 19, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

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