Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / Art and Music / CLASSICAL MUSIC

Coordinators: Sol Makon, Peter Dichter, Pete Weis

Over the centuries, classical music has constantly evolved. Historically, the changing social and political fabric has been the catalyst to produce innovation and transformation of classical musical content and presentation.

We explore these musical achievements by examining distinctive musical styles, genres, composers, etc.

They continuingly materialized, from the 16th century through to the 21st century. Presentations will provide greater insight and appreciation of classical music.


B WEEK / MONDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Sep 11Bob ReissDid Beethoven Plagiarize in Composing the Ninth Symphony?
Sep 25Yom Kippur – No Class
Oct 09Columbus Day – No Class
Oct 23Sol MakonClassical Music and the Film Score
Nov 06Pete WeisThe King of Instruments
Nov 27Penelope Pi-SunyerWind Instruments: Neanderthal Bear Bone to Silver Flute
Dec 11 Peter DichterClassical Music in Pop Culture


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