LECTURE TITLES - THE SERIOUS
1830: A Year of Political, Theatrical, and Musical Revolution
19th Century European Composers Who Visited America
Alkan: Great Pianist and Great Eccentric
Autumn Leaves and High Tea: Instrumental and Operatic Music Inspired by Autumn and Forests
Berlioz: The Bigger the Better
Chopin and the Cellist Franchomme
Classical Musicians With Stars On The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun: Concerti for Two Instruments
Dresden and Leipzig; 1815 - 1934: An Explosion of Music
Dvorak: The Composer, Not the Hockey Player
Early American Patriotic Songs and Their Use in Classical Music
Fast and Fancy Finger Work: Virtuosic Music for String Instruments
French Symphonic Music: From Berlioz to Early Debussy
Gershwin: His Classical Side
Grieg: More than Peer Gynt
Gurrelieder: Tonal, Tuneful Music by Arnold Schoenberg
Handel and His Messiah
Heifetz: The Rolls Royce of Violinists.
Instrumental Showpieces Guaranteed to Amaze
Leonard Bernstein: The Rise to Fame
Leonard Bernstein: The First Musicals, "On The Town" and "Wonderful Town."
Leonard Bernstein: "West Side Story."
Less Familiar Holiday Music
Les Six and Erik Satie
Liszt: Music’s First Matinee Idol
Little Known 19th Century Russian Composers
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: America’s First Mega Music Star
Music for the String Quartet
Music in Paris After Napoleon
Music in Victorian London; 1837 - 1901
Music Inspired by Insects
Music Inspired by Romeo and Juliet
Music Inspired by Spring: Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony
Musical Works Written or First Performed the Same Year Which Sound as if They Date Back from Different Eras
Offenbach, Napoleon III, and Gay Paris
Quintessential Quintets of Schubert
Russia’s ‘Moguchaya Kucha’, (The Mighty Five)
Russian Music Inspired by Winter
Russian Music; 1860 - 1910: So Much Written in so Little Time.
Schubert's Last Year: A Cornucopia of Musical Masterpieces
Spring Fever and High Tea: Instrumental and Operatic Music Inspired by Spring
Strange Versions of the Familiar: Symphonic Works Reduced for Piano or Chamber Ensemble.
Stravinsky: Man of the Musical Make-over
The History of the Original Film Score
The Influence of Jazz on Classical Music
The Prodigies Mendelssohn and Mozart.
The Prodigies Saint-Saens and Bizet.
The Sun, The Moon and the Planets.
The Unknown 19th Century Cello
The Waltz: It’s History and Music by Composers Other Than the Strauss Boys
Those Precocious Composers and Their Remarkable Music
Valour and Veterans: Man’s Heroism on the Battlefield Depicted by Operatic and Symphonic Music
Verdi: Composer and Patriot
Water, Water Everywhere I: Music Inspired by the Sea
Water, Water Everywhere II: Music Inspired by the Rivers and Waterfalls
Who Knew Whom In Paris During the 1830's.
William Henry Fry and His Santa Claus Symphony
Winter Wonderland: Instrumental Music Inspired by Winter